volume down 20%, to 8,732 in H1 2019 versus 10,864 in H1 2018.
The billable test
results notation, used to produce a workable denomination for corrected result reports, deals with the relative infrequency of corrected reports by employing a summary unit to represent event opportunities.
Studies have reported error rate metrics as errors per sample, (3) per analyses, (4) per requisition (5) and per billable test
. (6) Nonetheless, measuring error rates, followed by process or technology enhancements, ameliorates system problems, improves the total testing process (TTP), and enhances patient outcomes.
: The number of Current Procedural Terminology codes billed in the system corrected for the number of individual Current Procedural Terminology codes contained within chemistry panels.
To ensure comparability of participant responses, LMIP established standard definitions and procedures for recording labor inputs (paid and worked hours), nonlabor expenses (consumables, blood, reference laboratory costs, equipment maintenance, and depreciation), hospital activity (days and discharges), and test counts (LMIP Standardized Billable Test
A As a consultant, I often hear your same frustration and concern related to billable tests
. The billable test
(BT) is most often used as the unit of service (UOS) when calculating the productivity levels.
The Workload Reporting System has been replaced by CAP's Laboratory Management Index Program, or LMIP, which uses standardized billable test
Q We track productivity, as most hospital labs do, by tracking hours worked per billable test
. Would you suggest an approach I could take in explaining to my administration that you cannot apply this worked-hours/bill-able-productivity measure to one day at a time--that you must look at the trends over longer periods of time?
There are two costs you should obtain: cost per reportable test and cost per billable test
. Both are important for managers to know.
Three years ago, AMH's administration wanted significant lab performance gains, especially in staff productivity (billable test
per full-time equivalent or FTE) and cost-effectiveness (cost per billable test
We experienced a significant improvement in our billable test
per FTE (Figure 3).
For example, instead of buying equipment, reagents, disposables, and service, labs can contract for these items on a results basis, such as the cost per billable test
. Payment to the vendor would thus be tied to the laboratory's unit of billable output, that is, the patient-billable test.