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Understanding the 2018 Reimbursement Changes in the U.S. and What They Mean to your AP Laboratory


The United States health care system is in the fifth year of reimbursement changes. We will explore the effects of these changes on the AP market and in your laboratory. At the end of this presentation, you will have a better understanding of why these changes have occurred. Lastly, we will look at solutions to help you through these market changes.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe how US AP laboratories are paid
  2. Review how reimbursement has changed over the past five years
  3. Explain what to expect for 2018
  4. Discuss solutions to help your lab meet these challenges

Loretta Sayles has spent the past 30 plus years working in the anatomic pathology laboratory arena in several different aspects of our business. She is currently the Managing Director of Sayles Lab Consulting which focuses on helping labs improve their quality while understanding the challenging healthcare market. Loretta is very active in histotechnology on both the national and state level and has been recognized for her dedication to the field.

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