Mary Van Doren

Mary Van Doren, Executive Editorial Director at Dark Intelligence Group partner Mequoda Group, serves as DIG’s online editor. She optimizes DIG content for the Internet to ensure that it reaches the widest possible audience.

Mary’s experience includes writing search-optimized marketing copy both for Mequoda and for Mequoda clients, including the The Dark Intelligence Group, and directly tutoring clients in SEO content marketing. She has more than three decades of experience in both marketing and journalism. Just prior to joining Mequoda Group in 2012, she spent five years as Chief Copywriter for Elsevier Business Intelligence, where she helped promote publications, databases and conferences for C-suite executives in biopharma, medical devices and diagnostics.

Articles by Mary Van Doren

2019 outlook: Lab industry future looks dire, from reactions to recent Medicare fraud cases to PAMA reporting and other stress factors

CEO SUMMARY: This year’s list of the Top 10 Lab Industry Stories for 2018 is dominated by new directives from Medicare and private health insurers, as well as significant decisions by federal courts. Collectively, these developments create new compliance risks for all clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups. What is more notable about these top

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New Opioid Law Goes Beyond – Far Beyond – Anti-Kickback Statute

CEO SUMMARY: At the last minute, Congress added all clinical laboratories to a far-reaching provision in the newly-enacted Support for Patients and Communities Act. Unlike the Anti-Kickback Statute, this provision applies to all payers, both government and private, and offers no safe harbors. Lab experts say this new law could turn relatively innocuous and heretofore

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CMS Adjustments for Medicare Fee Schedule Might Be Too Late

This is a summary of two articles in the Nov. 13, 2018 issue of THE DARK REPORT. The complete articles are available only to paid members of the Dark Intelligence Group.

CEO SUMMARY: On Nov. 2, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released its Physician Fee Schedule for 2019. CMS says it will expand

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The Next Theranos News Could See More Criminal Charges

CEO SUMMARY: THE DARK REPORT has learned – before any other lab news resource – that in the latest in a long line of Theranos news stories, the U.S. Attorney is making statements about the potential for addition criminal charges to be brought in the case beyond those filed against CEO Elizabeth Holmes and former

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Anthem accuses tiny hospital of pass-through billing scheme

This is an excerpt from a 1,300-word article in the March 5, 2018, issue of THE DARK REPORT. The complete article is available for a limited time to all readers, and available at all times to paid members of the Dark Intelligence Group.
CEO SUMMARY: THE DARK REPORT was the first to draw attention to the

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Health insurance fraud cases take new turn with HDL-BlueWave outcome

This is an excerpt from a 2,700-word article in the February 12, 2018, issue of THE DARK REPORT. The complete article is available for a limited time to all readers, and available at all times to paid members of the Dark Intelligence Group.
CEO SUMMARY: The outcome of the latest Medicare health insurance fraud trial has

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