Missouri Baptist Medical Center Laboratory is committed to compliance with applicable laws and regulations such as the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). Regulatory agencies that oversee our compliance include, but are not limited to, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Department of Transportation (DOT). Missouri Baptist Medical Center Laboratory develops, implements, and maintains policies, processes, and procedures throughout the organization which are designed to meet relevant requirements.
In addition, Missouri Baptist Medical Center Laboratory has a robust internal and external audit and assessment program to monitor ongoing compliance. It is Missouri Baptist Medical Center Laboratory expectation that clients utilizing laboratory services will ensure their compliance with patient confidentiality, diagnosis coding, anti kick-back statutes, professional courtesy, CPT coding, and other similar regulatory requirements.
Confidentiality of Results
Missouri Baptist Medical Center is dedicated to providing quality healthcare services to our patients. We respect the confidentiality of our patient’s health information. By following laws, regulations, and ethical obligations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), we earn the trust and respect of our patients and our community. Policies and guidelines are set in place to ensure
that laboratory results are being released within the requirements of the law.
Disclosures of Results
Under federal regulations, Missouri Baptist Medical Center Laboratory is only authorized to release results to ordering physicians or other health care providers responsible for the individual patient’s care. Third parties requesting results, including requests directly from the patient, are directed to the ordering facility or Missouri Baptist Medical Center Health Information Management (HIM).
Framework for Quality
Quality is the foundation for the development and implementation of the quality program for Missouri Baptist Medical Center Laboratory. Our framework builds upon the concepts of quality control and quality assurance providing an opportunity to deliver consistent, high-quality, and cost effective service to our clients. In addition, our quality program enhances our ability to meet and exceed the requirements of
regulatory/accreditation agencies and provide quality service to
A core principle at Missouri Baptist Medical Center Laboratory is the continuous improvement of all processes and services that support the care of patients. Our continuous improvement process focuses on meeting the needs of you, our client, to help you serve your patients.
Missouri Baptist Medical Center Laboratory is fully committed to compliance with all privacy, security, and electronic transaction code requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Although Missouri Baptist Medical Center Laboratory cannot assure that individual clients will meet their own responsibilities under HIPAA, we are committed to sharing information and coordinating efforts toward that goal. All services provided by Missouri Baptist Medical Center Laboratory that involve joint efforts will be done in a manner which enables our clients to be HIPAA compliant.
Missouri Baptist Medical Center Laboratory endeavors to comply with laboratory reporting requirements for each state health department regarding reportable diseases. Missouri Baptist Medical Center Laboratory reports by fax, form, or phone depending upon your individual state health department regulations. In addition, Missouri Baptist Medical Center Laboratory reports electronically where available. Missouri Baptist Medical Center Laboratory reports to the appropriate state health department based upon the state listed in the patient address. We strive to cooperate with our clients so that we both comply with state regulations. If you need further information,
please do not hesitate to contact Missouri Baptist Medical Center Laboratory at 314-996-4522.