Reference Laboratory Services
At Cleveland Clinic Laboratories, we recognize the results we turn out are pivotal in a patient’s life. Coupled with the interpretive skills of more than 100 pathologists, our new state-of-the-art building allows us to provide cutting-edge, clinically impactful tests for improved laboratory diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring. With a menu of more than 2,400 tests, we serve clients from around the corner and across the world, providing busy clinicians with the most appropriate test, rapid turnaround, affordability and superior customer service.
As of October 1, 2015: ICD-10 will be in effect and mandatory.
The federal government through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is driving the health care industry to upgrade diagnosis and procedure coding standards from ICD-9 to ICD-10. ICD-10 will require additional documentation specificity to support patient care. Due to the increased specificity, the 18,000 ICD-9 codes will translate into 140,000 IDC-10 codes. Cleveland Clinic Laboratories is dedicated to providing high quality testing and excellence in service for you and your patients throughout this transition. Therefore, it is important to remember to provide the appropriate ICD-10 code on and after October 1, 2015 to ensure that your practice remains compliant with this mandate and avoids any reimbursement or billing issues. We thank you for your cooperation and look forward to continuing to serve you and your patients.
Standardization in medicine is now well recognized as an important tool in helping to enhance patient management. At the Cleveland Clinic Laboratories, we recognize the need for standardizing multiple variables, including pre-analytic variables such as tissue fixation. Variables associated with tissue fixation include time to fixation, type of fixative, and duration of tissue fixation. This standardization protocol has come to play even a bigger role in ancillary studies, such as immunohistochemistry and molecular testing, to insure consistent and reproducible results.
Cleveland Clinic to host Test Utilization Workshop at the AACC Annual Meeting in Atlanta
Interested in learning more about what Test Utilization can do for your hospital? We invite you to attend the Cleveland Clinic Laboratories’ Industry Workshop during the 2015 AACC Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. The Test Utilization presentation will be held on Tuesday, July 28th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Marquis Ballroom C and will be presented by Donna D. Cooper, MS, MBA and Jacquelyn Riley, MS, LGC. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided.
Laboratory Test Utilization: Genetic Counseling and Other Key Interventions
Test utilization has long been a concern among laboratory professionals and shifts in the delivery of healthcare have brought increased attention to this issue. With decreasing reimbursement and payment tied to patient outcomes, healthcare systems are looking for ways to maintain high quality patient care while improving cost efficiency.
Cleveland Clinic Laboratories: News and Celebrations for July
- Tarik Elsheikh, MD was recently elected as President, Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology
- Sandra Dolar, Cytotechnology School Program Director, received the Cleveland Clinic Health Sciences Educator Award. This award was established to recognize deserving employees for their outstanding contributions to the education or training of allied health science students.
- Deepa Patil, MD, joined Ana Bennett, MD, as the Co-Director of the GI/Hepatobiliary Pathology Fellowship Program.