Insurers and the government are scrutinizing laboratory billing arrangements where small, financially challenged hospitals contract with Medical Service Organizations (MSO) to perform laboratory marketing services for the hospital laboratory (referred to as Hospital Out-Patient Department or HOPD).

In this presentation, Dr. Daly discusses questionable billing practices of some laboratories and how insurers are starting to push back.

About The Author

Prior to his role as Chief Medical Officer at COLA, Dr. John Daly was the Director of Clinical Laboratories for the Duke University Health System from 2005-2009. A longtime resident of Durham, NC, Dr. Daly was quite active in the local medical community, joining the staffs of three area hospitals and serving as a member of various hospital committees. He earned his M. D. at Cornell University Medical College, and performed his internship and residency in pathology at Duke University Medical Center. He also is a veteran of the U. S. Navy.

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