R. Lewis Dark

Articles by R. Lewis Dark

Do Community Labs Have a Future in the U.S.?

It may be timely to ask a provocative question that touches everyone in the profession of laboratory medicine. Is there a future for community laboratories and hospital lab outreach programs in the United States, given the different forces acting upon the clinical laboratory industry today?

In this issue, our editorial team describes the multiple disruptive consequences

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ACLA Files Appeal in Federal PAMA Lawsuit

There is an important new development in the lawsuit in federal court that challenges how the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is implementing the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA). An appeal was filed by attorneys representing the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA).

On Friday, Oct. 19, the ACLA’s lead attorney on the case, Mark D.

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Will Hospital Labs Anchor Integrated Care?

STEP BY STEP, HEALTHCARE IN THE UNITED STATES is moving toward a system in which clinical care is fully integrated and providers are reimbursed for the value they provide. This trend presents clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups with a challenge and an opportunity.

The challenge comes because being a value-added contributor requires labs to adopt

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Coming Soon to a Doctor’s Office Near You!

IT’S TIME FOR ALL CLINICAL LABS AND ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY GROUPS to pay closer attention to the advances in genetic medicine and precision medicine. Events are moving even faster than most experts have predicted.

As you will read on pages 3-4, two innovative health networks are on the verge of offering sophisticated genetic tests to patients visiting

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