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Episode 084: Quality Testing

December 06, 2019

Anne Pontius joins J. Baugh to discuss operating an in-office laboratory. Anne weighs out the pros and cons of doing your own testing in-house versus using a commercial laboratory.

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The contents of this Podcast are intended for educational/informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Policyholders are urged to consult with their personal attorney for legal advice, as specific legal requirements may vary from state to state and/or change over time. All names have been changed to protect privacy.

About our Guest

Anne Pontius

Anne Pontius is a Sr. Medical Practice Consultant in the Medical Practice Services Department of SVMIC. In her 11 years with SVMIC she has provided medical practice business consulting services to physicians and their staff on the implementation of efficient business operations, strategic planning, OIG compliance programs, and regulations associated with CLIA, OSHA and HIPAA. Ms. Pontius has over 40 years of experience in healthcare. She has a BS degree in Medical Technology from UNC-Wilmington and a Master’s in Business Administration from Pfeiffer University. She was the founder and CEO of Laboratory Compliance Consultants, Inc. for 20 years. She is certified in healthcare compliance (CHC) by the Healthcare Compliance Association and is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives. She has worked with hospitals, group practices, solo practitioners and academic medical centers. Ms. Pontius is a Past President of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA). She has served on several editorial advisory boards and is a professional speaker on several healthcare and physician office business topics.

About our Host

J. Baugh is a Senior Claims Attorney for SVMIC. Mr. Baugh graduated from Lipscomb University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and from the Nashville School of Law with a J.D. degree. He is currently licensed to practice as a Certified Public Accountant and as an Attorney in the State of Tennessee. He has been a member of the Claims Department of SVMIC since 2000.

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