Right diagnosis, wrong patient: Lab specimen integrity and why it matters

Insight Article - December 3, 2019

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Editor’s note: This article was adapted from a paper submitted toward fulfillment of the requirements of Fellowship in the American College of Medical Practice Executives. Learn more about ACMPE certification: mgma.com/acmpe.

Imagine receiving a call from your doctor telling you that you do not have cancer after all. For most of us, a call like this would bring great relief. But imagine if the call came 48 hours after you had your right breast removed due to a cancer misdiagnosis.

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Lisa D. Pickett
Lisa D. Pickett FACMPE
Portland, OR
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