CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Education Associates announces its first ever Genetic Testing Best Practices Summit (July 24-25, 2017 at The Standard Club in Chicago). This highly anticipated summit focuses on the changing scope of genetic testing and how it affects clinicians, health plans, and laboratories.
Genetic testing is still in its growth stage within mainstream healthcare, and as such, there is a lack of clarification regarding reimbursement and coverage. Over two days, a team of industry practitioners will address common frustrations and concerns faced within genetic testing, while providing best practices for issues ranging from claim coding to guidelines regulations to laboratory utilization.
In an intimate setting, candid discussions will cover the challenges of multi panel reimbursement, best practices to code efficiently and get reimbursed quicker. Industry experts will also talk about ethical concerns regarding access to privileged genetic information and the potential consequences of Bill HR 1313--a bill that is moving through Congress that would allow companies to require employees to undergo genetic testing or risk paying a penalty and would let employers see that genetic and other health information.
Industry practitioners on the agenda include: Kevin S. Hughes, MD, FACS, Co-Director (Avon Comprehensive Breast Evaluation Center), Surgical Director (Breast and Ovarian Cancer Genetics and Risk Assessment Program), MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL; Associate Professor of Surgery, HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL; Medical Director, BERMUDA CANCER GENETICS AND RISK ASSESSMENT CLINIC; Jane Dickerson, Co-Director, Clinical Chemistry Lab SEATTLE CHILDREN'S UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON; Carlos Jose Suarez, MD, Clinical Professor of Pathology, Molecular Pathologist, Co-Director (Genetic and Genomic Testing Consult Service), Assistant Director (Molecular Genetic Pathology Laboratory), STANFORD UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER; Christina Zaleski, MS, CGC, Director of Genetic Counseling/ Client Services, PREVENTIONGENETICS; and Sarah Kalia, Genetic Counselor; Director of Research Development, BRIGHAM & WOMENS HOSPITAL.
More information about the conference can be found at https://goo.gl/Y62xlU
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