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Stepwise Success

Justifying Staff
May 31, 2016 6:41 AM by Scott Warner
These days it’s all about shortages. Shortages of techs, shortages of patients, and shortages of money. In small hospitals there are fewer of us working with fewer patients for less money. Those who are working are older than the average worker, are wondering Read More...
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Slide Review or Manual Diff?
May 18, 2016 5:59 AM by Scott Warner
The CPT code 85004 (Blood count; automated differential WBC count) has many variations, each of which is charged instead of 85004 and including the work. These codes can be distinguished in the CPT code book, because they are indented. Examples: 85007 Read More...
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Is PCR Ready for Small Labs?
May 2, 2016 6:36 AM by Scott Warner
What is true for big labs eventually becomes true for small labs, mostly because volume discounts drive affordability. This is most recently true for PCR, a technology that has arrived in small laboratories for two platforms, the Meridian Illumigene and Read More...
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    Scott Warner, MLT(ASCP)
    Occupation: Laboratory Manager
    Setting: Critical Access Hospital
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