New state and federal laws and regulations mandate that physicians provide toxicology testing for their patients who are prescribed chronic pain relievers and other opiates. Historically, physicians have obtained lab services from large toxicology reference labs. However, those labs do not always provide the flexibility and responsiveness required in your dynamic environment.
Physicians are turning to specialty labs to get the customer service they require.
Regionally based toxicology reference labs have stepped up to respond to the physicians’ demands.
Additionally, when feasible, physicians and practitioners have realized that performing these tests in a physician-owned laboratory (POL) gives them greater control of testing requisitions, improves turnaround time for faster clinical decision making, and captures a revenue stream they had previously passed to a reference laboratory.
With the challenges of maintaining sustainable revenue streams in a rapidly changing managed care environment, the POL can assist by improving patient care while also elevating the overall business health of a practice.
As a result, Laboratory Experts has helped numerous practices gain control of their toxicology testing and improve revenue by advising in the entire startup and operation process of a CLIA certified, high-complexity toxicology laboratories.
Our Laboratory consulting services provide physicians and/or lab owners A-Z model for building simple to highly complex toxicology labs. Our team can fulfill every point of lab building to take a lab concept into a reality.
You will be guided and supported by Laboratory Experts experts every step of the build-out and operations of your lab.
Whether you plan to test a few hundred samples per month or thousands of samples per week, our teams of operational experts provide you with a seamless approach to building and sustaining your own genetic or toxicology laboratory in as few as 12 weeks.
Here is a detailed list of the Services offered for this area of Service:
Medical/ Clinical Consulting
Our Medical/ clinical consulting services run the gamut of aspects of operating a practice/healthcare facility. Whether a physician needs consulting on how to advertise their practice in order to get more clients, or how to budget the operational side of their business so that the lights in the practice can remain on. Our medical consulting team has been trained to consult on the typical matters that physicians and practice owners deal with on a daily basis.
A few of our areas of focus are listed below:
Direct Physician-to-physician/ Practitioner Consulting
Sales Training and Resource
Technical Consulting Services
As with any business, there are many nuances that aren’t well known until you are actively working inside of the business. Toxicology labs unlike other businesses, however, have a bit more technical nuances that it is vital to understand if you wish to continue operating your lab.
Besides the extensive legal procedures that must be followed in order to abide by state laws, it is also important to understand the legal ramifications that can happen if those procedures are not followed to the letter. Our technical consulting team studies the current laws, procedures, and lab validation practices to ensure that the labs we work with are abiding by all state/federal regulations so they can avoid the legal ramifications that come from disobeying the laws.
Here is a list of the services that we offer for technical consulting:
Validation: Analytical Method Validation
Instrument Validation (New and Moving)
Stock Solution Validations
Training and Education
Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Regulatory/ Compliance Consultation
Is your laboratory up to code? Abiding by the legal regulations in your state and the federal regulations is the number one priority of any laboratory manager or laboratory owner. If you are not ensuring that your laboratory is not abiding by the codes set forth by the government is ensuring that your laboratory will be closed down by outside forces for malpractice. Laboratory Experts has a team specifically dedicated to ensuring that laboratories are abiding by the current laws as well as preparing them for keeping up with the changing laboratory regulatory and compliance codes.
We provide the following services to ensure that your laboratory will pass all federal regulation tests:
Accreditation and Licensure Maintenance
Periodic Site Visits
Inspections: Ore and Post
Lab safety program
Assay Validation and Verification
Correlations Studies (Instrument-to-Instrument, Site-to-site)
Managing the day to day operations of your practice will allow you to keep the lights on and remain open. A laboratory is only as good as the team who is managing it. If your team is not managing your laboratory effectively then this is the service that will fix it!
Assisting Laboratory Directors with personnel selection is included in our lab management package.