Tag: Medicare

Labs Ask: Does PAMA Statute Prevent Legal Challenges?

SINCE MEDICARE OFFICIALS PUBLISHED the final rule for lab test market price reporting of private payer prices last year, clinical lab industry consultants and lawyers have raised serious criticisms of the rule.

The critics recognized that CMS officials wrote a final rule for the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) that excluded from reporting large numbers

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Clinical Labs Bidding Up Lab Director Salaries

CEO SUMMARY: There’s great news for pathologists and PhDs with expertise in molecular and genetic testing. Salaries are on the rise as more clinical labs build up their molecular and genetic testing programs and need talent to implement and supervise this activity. One experienced medical recruiter recently surveyed all the current pathology openings nationally. He

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Health System Lab Is Genotyping To Identify Best Drugs for Patients

CEO SUMMARY: One essential element of precision medicine will be the regular use of pharmacogenomic testing to provide additional guidance to physicians when selecting the most appropriate therapeutics and optimal dose for each individual patient. Despite the reluctance of private payers and Medicare to reimburse for pharmacogenomic tests, Avera Institute for Human Genetics (AIHG) in

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