duplicate testing

duplicate testing

Lab medicine The inappropriate repeating of lab or other diagnostic evaluations–eg, CBC, U/A, CK-MB, BMP, more often than allowed by Medicare or third party payers
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The previous physician culture was reluctant to implement systemic changes to prevent duplicate testing.
6-9) The potential for duplicate testing occurs when 2 orders are received for the same test within a short time window, or when an analyte is ordered individually and as part of a panel (eg, potassium and basic metabolic panel ordered together).
These projects will create a health system that focuses on integrating patient care, and avoids duplicate testing and unnecessary hospitalisation, Mr Dick said.
Duplicate testing appears to be prevalent in current medical practice.
09 billion in benefits, primarily from the near elimination of medication administration issues and duplicate testing.
John Kitzhaber said in a written statement Wednesday that the CCOs are part of a planned revamp of health care aimed at eliminating unnecessary elements of health care such as duplicate testing and preventable hospital visits that don't help the patient and that run up costs.
It will also contain measures on the protection of scientific data in order to stimulate innovation in the food industry and measures on data-sharing on animal testing to avoid duplicate testing.
In addition, it reduces the costs of storage, employee time and retrieval of hard-copy records, and the need for duplicate testing when information cannot be accessed by other facilities.
Using electronic records could reduce costly medical errors and duplicate testing, according to Obama administration officials.
End-to-end testing with TMap NEXT provides the test professional facing these challenges with the methods, techniques and tools to plan and execute the testing successfully, with less duplicate testing and faster turnaround time.
However, the sensitivity of duplicate testing of meat is still suboptimal (46.
The interagency program permits the secure, real-time exchange of medical record data between VA and DoD, thereby avoiding duplicate testing or even surgeries.