Friday, February 7, 2020

Very Brief Blog: Teaching in Dx Reimbursement Intro Course; Tuesday March 3, SF

I'm looking forward to participating in #TRICON in San Francisco the first week of March - I am one of the instructors in the "Coverage and Reimbursement for Advanced Diagnostics" workshop organized for Tuesday March 3, 6.30-9.30PM.

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SC25: Coverage and Reimbursement for Advanced Diagnostics

TUESDAY, MARCH 3 | 6:30 - 9:30 PM  


Market access for diagnostics developers is more complex and challenging than ever. New compliance requirements and payer demands for more detailed information compel companies/laboratories to be as good at communicating the value of their products as they are at developing them. We will discuss some of the intricacies and realities of proving long-term value to stakeholders including clinical data and real-world evidence on the benefits of testing.


  • Investigating the Background, Implications and Future Outlook of Medicare Reforms to the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule
  • Development of the value proposition for commercial payers: Key evidence requirements
  • Trends in laboratory benefits
  • The role of national guidelines in establishing commercial payer coverage
  • Know key decision points for optimization of your revenue cycle operations
  • Strategically meet industry billing requirements head-on, while minimizing your costs and boosting your bottom-line


6:00 pm Dinner Buffet

6:30 Course Welcome and Introductions

6:40 Latest Updates on Medicare Coverage: Local and National

Bruce Quinn, MD, PhD, Principal, Bruce Quinn Associates

7:10 How Do I Get a CPT Code and What are My Options?

Victoria Pratt, PhD, FACMG, Director, Pharmacogenomics and Molecular Genetics Laboratories, Medical and Molecular Genetics, Indiana University School of Medicine; President, Association of Molecular Pathology

7:45 Dessert Break

8:00 Payer Presentation Prep: Successful Strategies

Lon Castle, MD, CMO, Lab and Specialty Drug Services, eviCore healthcare

8:30 Healthcare Storytelling for Clinical Diagnostics – How to Do It

Katherine Tynan, PhD, CEO, President, Tynan Consulting LLC

9:00 Q&A with Attendees and Speakers

9:30 Course Ends