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November 2007 - Posts

Press Start: Lead an Empowered Life as a Clinical Laboratorian

Competitive Bidding a Huge Mistake
November 27, 2007 12:49 PM by Glen McDaniel
Medicare is a huge payer in healthcare, so it is not surprising the government is on a constant quest to reduce Medicare spending. CMS, the agency that administers Medicare, is inherently suspicious and suspects fraud and abuse behind every bush. The Read More...
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Happy Thanksgiving!
November 21, 2007 10:36 AM by Glen McDaniel
Tomorrow, the entire nation celebrates Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving, like most holidays, holds different meanings for different people. For some it's simply time off from work, for others it's an opportunity to get together with friends and family. There Read More...
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Return to Generalists a Mixed Blessing
November 15, 2007 3:36 PM by Glen McDaniel
In recent years, I have noticed a return to the use of generalists even in larger laboratories. When I was just a "baby CLS," everyone started out as a generalist in all but the biggest laboratories. Many aspired and longed for the day when they would Read More...
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Representation Hurts the Profession
November 12, 2007 3:27 PM by Glen McDaniel
A couple of weeks ago I was in a doctor's office and the young lady who took my history and checked my vitals introduced herself as "Dr O's nurse." I noticed her name badge read "RMA"-registered medical assistant. She was professional, competent and very Read More...
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