Recovering Lost Revenue for POCT, CIC Connectivity and

The State of the Union Regarding Regulations



April 9, 2002


Hosted by: Madison, WI Area Hospitals

The Midwest POCCs provides a forum for the discussion of ideas, issues, practice and emerging technology unique to Point of Care Testing. 


At our April 9th meeting, we will learn how to effectively bill for POCT and hear an overview of CIC and its impact on manufacturer’s connectivity systems from Chris Fetters. Dr. Ron Laessig will bring us up to date on laboratory regulations from the Federal perspective.


Meeting Planners:

  • Brenda Warren, MS, MT(ASCP) St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center

  • Joy Pfeffer, RN, CPAN

  • St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center

  • Jeanne Gill, MT(ASCP), Meriter Hospital



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11:00-11:30am Registration and Beverages
11:30am -1:10pm Point of Care Billing: Yes You Can! Chris Fetters

Break & Survey


CIC and Connectivity Overview Chris Fetters


Lunch complements of Roche Diagnostics


POCT- COLA, CLIA, JCAHO & CAP regulations:

How it Looks on April 9, 2002 Ron Laessig, Ph.D.

3:15-3:45pm Final Business and Discussion


RSVP by April 3, 2002 via email at 

If there are additional people in your organization interested in attending, feel free to forward this web site link. We welcome those from your institution responsible for billing. 

For more information, contact Brenda Warren, POCC at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center 608-258-6894.


Chris Fetters, President and Founder of Nextivity, Point of Care Consulting firm, York, PA. Chris has a clinical lab background at PinnacleHealth System in Harrisburg, PA. Chris served as VP of the Connectivity Industry Consortium (CIC) which developed standards for point of care. Those Standards have been turned over to NCCLS. Chris was the inventor and original My Point of of He continues to help start point of care professional groups around the country. He is Vice-Chair of the Distance Learning Committee for the AACC’s Point of Care Testing Division. Chris serves on the editorial board of the new journal, "Point-Of-Care: the Journal of Near Patient Testing & Technology".

Ronald H. Laessig, Ph.D., Director of the UW-State Laboratory of Hygiene, Madison, WI. He is Professor of Population Health Sciences and Pathology at UW-Madison. Dr. Laessig is President of NCCLS, board Member of AACC and winner of the NCCLS’s Eiler Award and AACC’s Natelson, Reiner and "Contributions" Awards. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from UW-Stevens Point and PhD in analytical chemistry from UW-Madison. His postdoctoral studies were in instrumentation and electrochemistry at Princeton University and in clinical chemistry at the CDC in Atlanta, GA.

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This meeting is sponsored by:

  • Roche Diagnostics, Inc./Tim Wilcox

  • Medical Automation Systems

  • Central Medical/ITC/Mark Riha


Meeting Location:

Technology Center Auditorium

Promega Corporation

5445 East Cheryl Parkway
Madison, WI



Promega Corporation’s BioPharmaceutical Technology Center (BTC) is located at 5445 East Cheryl Parkway
Madison, WI.

  • Take I-90 to Madison, Exit 142A (From Milwaukee, take I-94 west to Janesville exit I-90, then to 142A.)
  • Exit onto HWY 12/18 west
  • Take exit 260 A-B for South Fish Hatchery Road
  • Continue on Fish Hatchery Road for 2 miles
  • Turn left at East Cheryl Parkway (signposted ‘Fitchburg Center’)
  • BTC is on the right hand side of East Cheryl Parkway.
  • Park only in marked Visitor Parking (west lot) or on East Cheryl Parkway.
  • The meeting will be held in the BTC auditorium with registration in the lobby of BTC.

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