At Cleveland Clinic Laboratories, we strive to deliver high-quality, clinically impactful, and cost-effective laboratory diagnostics and consultative services that are crucial to outstanding patient care. With a team of nearly 100 pathologists and over 1,500 employees, our laboratories perform testing that improves diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring for our regional, national, and international patients. Our dedicated staff equips busy clinicians and lab professionals with the most appropriate tests, rapid turnaround, affordability, and superior customer service.
We share one goal: to provide world-class reference laboratory services and outstanding customer care.
CAP '15: THE Pathologists' Meeting – CCL Booth 425 & Industry Workshop
Cleveland Clinic Laboratories will be attending the College of American Pathologists’ Meeting on October 4 – 7. Visit Booth 425 to learn more about our Anatomic Pathology services and our team of pathologists & laboratory specialists.
Newsweek Health: Congratulations to Dr. Brian Rubin and Dr. John Goldblum
Congratulations to Dr. Brian Rubin and Dr. John Goldblum for being featured in Newsweek Health’s Top Cancer Doctors of 2015!
As of October 1, 2015: ICD-10 will be in effect and mandatory.
The federal government through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is driving the health care industry to upgrade diagnosis and procedure coding standards from ICD-9 to ICD-10. ICD-10 will require additional documentation specificity to support patient care. Due to the increased specificity, the 18,000 ICD-9 codes will translate into 140,000 IDC-10 codes. Cleveland Clinic Laboratories is dedicated to providing high quality testing and excellence in service for you and your patients throughout this transition. Therefore, it is important to remember to provide the appropriate ICD-10 code on and after October 1, 2015 to ensure that your practice remains compliant with this mandate and avoids any reimbursement or billing issues. We thank you for your cooperation and look forward to continuing to serve you and your patients.
Update to 10% Neutral Buffered Formalin
Standardization in medicine is now well recognized as an important tool in helping to enhance patient management. At the Cleveland Clinic Laboratories, we recognize the need for standardizing multiple variables, including pre-analytic variables such as tissue fixation. Variables associated with tissue fixation include time to fixation, type of fixative, and duration of tissue fixation. This standardization protocol has come to play even a bigger role in ancillary studies, such as immunohistochemistry and molecular testing, to insure consistent and reproducible results.
Laboratory Test Utilization: Genetic Counseling and Other Key Interventions
Test utilization has long been a concern among laboratory professionals and shifts in the delivery of healthcare have brought increased attention to this issue. With decreasing reimbursement and payment tied to patient outcomes, healthcare systems are looking for ways to maintain high quality patient care while improving cost efficiency.