• Identify key milestones to achieve when starting a practice

  • Assess your knowledge of where and how to obtain your state license, National Provider Identifier (NPI) number, federal employer identification number, etc.

  • Use sample checklists to guide your efforts

  • Document to support patient care

  • Improve your coding accuracy

  • Avoid costly mistakes

  • Learn how to coach and guide a “championship” team of professionals

  • Refresh yourself on federal regulations regarding your employees

  • Utilize and/or modify sample job descriptions

  • Identify opportunities to improve day-to-day medical waste handling/disposal

  • Print out useful handouts and flyers that remind staff to dispose of waste correctly

  • Reduce avoidable costs by training staff on what is and is not appropriate to dispose of as medical waste

  • Ensure your practice is following all relevant CLIA regulations

  • Implement policies and procedures to guide appropriate training of staff and quality control testing

  • Provide safe, reliable, point-of-care laboratory testing to support clinical decision-making

  • This module will help practices develop strategies to deliver quality and value-driven laboratory medicine to their patients.

  • Learn about regulatory and training requirements.

  • Develop a quality plan to address the pre, analytic and post-analytic phases of testing.

  • Train your lab personnel on appropriate procedures.

  • Ensure procedures are always followed.

  • Conduct periodic evaluations of lab personnel (at least annually).