How to Extend Standardization Outside the Lab

How to Extend Standardization Outside the Lab
Market Forces

Article highlights:

  • As the healthcare industry shifts from its traditional fee-for-service payment system to models of reimbursement that reward providers for care quality and value, laboratory standardization is proving vital to success. 
  • Consolidating multiple labs to a single site can help pathologists and their teams work more efficiently. It can also help them to eliminate redundancies, which is critical as health systems look to reduce and control costs. 
  • And finally, it can lead to better patient outcomes—but only if the right stakeholders are engaged in the process.


  1. Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network. Measuring Progress: Adoption of Alternative Payment Models in Commercial, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Fee-for-Service Programs. October 22, 2018. Available at:

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