Learn about recent changes made to PAMA regulations meaning new reporting requirements and fees that affect all labs

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About This Program

PAMA in 2019: What Labs Need to Know to Collect Data, Report on Time and Avoid $10,000 Per Day Penalties

Recent changes made to the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) regulations mean that many more hospital and other clinical laboratories must now report their private payer price data to Medicare. The deadline is March 31, 2020. Revisions to reporting requirements, applicable labs, and what must be reported dramatically affect all laboratories, which face considerable risk if they are not compliant. The program supports those charged with the task of gathering, organizing, and transmitting the data.

Live event: February 20, 2019
Release date:
February 27, 2019

Estimated time to complete: 
60-90 minutes, includes Q&A

Learning objectives: 

  •  Who has to report this year and why reporting requirements changed

  •  Collection and reporting periods under current PAMA rules

  •  The definition of “applicable information” when reporting and how to establish appropriate reporting capabilities

  •  Why proper data capture is critical, data validation, and preparing for data submission

  •  Assessing your billing and IT limitations and responding accordingly

  •  Up-to-the-minute info on potential issues specific to hospital outreach programs

  •  Strategies to offset PAMA impact in your laboratory, compliance obstacles that you may encounter, and much more

This educational opportunity is for:

  •  Laboratory directors, managers, and administrators

  •  Hospital COOs, CFOs, CIOs, contract officers, compliance officers

  •  Laboratory IT and billing departments

Access program:

Rodney W. Forsman
Assistant Professor Emeritus
Lab Medicine and Pathology
College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Brian Kemp
Vice President
Change Healthcare
North Charleston, SC