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NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: Ralph Taylor, CEO of Sysmex America

“Today, patients want to get diagnosis and treatment faster with fewer visits to the doctor’s office. They want speedier and more comprehensive delivery of clinical services, be it laboratory tests, imaging, or other procedures. Core laboratories have something unique and irreplaceable. Core laboratories will continue to anchor lab testing services in the communities they serve. What

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FDA CLEARS WAIVED CBC FOR NEAR-PATIENT TESTING

CEO SUMMARY: Market clearance of the first-ever CLIA waived analyzer for complete blood count and three-part differential tests could cut time-to-answer from days to mere minutes for one of the top 20 tests by volume performed at core laboratories. Developer Sysmex America, Inc., foresees its analyzer as a complement to central labs. Basic diagnostics would

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ANTHEM LAUNCHES PROGRAM TO MANAGE GENETIC TESTS

CEO SUMMARY: Pre-authorization of genetic tests is coming to physicians serving patients insured by Anthem, Inc. Its specialty benefits management company, AIM Specialty Health, will manage the program. AIM will work with InformedDNA, a company that specializes in genetic testing clinical decision support and genetic counseling for health insurers. Anthem has about 40 million members in

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Labs Can Earn Revenue Through Data Analytics – December 28, 2015

CEO SUMMARY: There is a new buyer for lab test data, creating an opportunity for labs to build a new revenue stream. Medivo, Inc., of New York, describes itself as a healthcare data analytics company whose mission is to unlock the power of lab data to improve health. It works with clinical labs and pathology groups to de-identify and integrate

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TriCore Reference Labs Adds Value With Consults, Better TAT – June 17, 2013

CEO SUMMARY: Motivated by the goal of delivering more value to clinicians and client hospitals, the lab team at TriCore Reference Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is proactively introducing new services. One such initiative is to travel to hospitals to participate in rounds and consult with physicians regularly. Another initiative improved the accuracy of C.

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Manhattan Labs Gets Infusion of Equity Cash – February 11, 2013

CEO SUMMARY: Manhattan Labs tapped a private equity company for growth capital last month. The company says its strategy is to deliver concierge-level quality lab services to the high-end physicians and patients within the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. These are savvy healthcare consumers who seek the best care from the

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Portland Lab Leverages Informatics for Growth – October 21, 2013

CEO SUMMARY: In Portland, Oregon, Legacy Laboratory Services, a division of Legacy Health, continues to post strong volume growth. One driver supporting this growth is the lab’s ability to implement connections between its laboratory information system (LIS) and the electronic health record (EHR) systems of its office-based physician clients. Further, the lab’s strategy is to

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Form 5010 Update: Medicare Extends 5010 Implementation For a Second Time, Effective July 1, 2012 – The Dark Report April 21, 2012

CEO SUMMARY: FACED WITH THE FACT that many payers were not ready to implement the 5010 standard under the Health Insurance Portability and Affordability Act (HIPAA), on March 15, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a second delay in enforcement of the standard. The extension is until June 30. (TDR interviews Matt Warner,

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