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The Laboratory's Role in CMS Ambulatory Quality Metrics

From the 2023 Joint Annual Meeting (recorded 6/29/2023)
Presented by Rick Panning, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM

Following the 2022 session on CMS quality measures in hospitals, this session will focus on the laboratory's role to support quality measures in the ambulatory/clinic environment. Examples will include diabetes, colon cancer, hypertension, and STDs.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify ambulatory clinical quality measures for which the laboratory can provide essential support.
  • Identify examples of how the laboratory can impact patient clinical outcomes and provide at least one specific example of a measure.
  • Summarize the overall intent of the CMS Quality Measures Program for ambulatory patients.

ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area of QA (Quality Assurance) will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

This Advanced-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.