R. Lewis Dark
Articles by R. Lewis Dark
Healthcare Megatrends and a Famous Book
From the Volume XXX, No. 7 – May 8, 2023 Issue
PREDICTING THE FUTURE IS A RISKY BUSINESS. SKEPTICS ARE ALWAYS AROUND TO CALL ATTENTION TO PROPHETS WHO GET IT WRONG. One prophet whose predictions were on target was author John Naisbitt. Those of us around in…
What’s Next in 2023 for Clinical Laboratories?
From the Volume XXX, No. 6 – April 17, 2023 Issue
AS YOU OPEN THIS ISSUE OF THE DARK REPORT, in New Orleans, about 900 senior lab administrators, executives, and pathologists will be gathered at the 28th annual Executive War College on …
Come One, Come All to the Executive War College
From the Volume XXX, No. 5 – March 27, 2023 Issue
THIS IS FOR ALL OF YOU LONG-TIME READERS WHO EVERY SPRING SEE NEWS about the Executive War College on Diagnostics, Laboratory, and Pathology Management, tell yourself that you need to attend, but then you…
Acquisitions Bloom, at the Expense of Hospital Labs?
From the Volume XXX No. 4 – March 6, 2023 Issue
READERS WILL UNCOVER A THEME OF MERGERS AND CONSOLIDATIONS running throughout this issue of The Dark Report. Whether it be health systems acquiring or merging with each other or national laboratory companies seeking to run hospital lab businesses, it is an unstable time for …
Building Collaborations to Deliver More Value
From the Volume XXX No. 3 – February 13, 2023 Issue
Innovative clinical laboratory leaders closely monitoring the financial health of their labs or hospitals will find plenty to chew on in this issue of The Dark Report. The laboratory team at Atrium Health in Charlotte, N…
Alert! Changes to CLIA Accreditation, CLIA Revisions
From the Volume XXX No. 2 – January 23, 2023 Issue
MEDICAL LABORATORIES HAVE LIVED WITH THE REGULATIONS FOR THE CLINICAL LABORATORY IMPROVEMENTS AMENDMENTS (CLIA) since they were first implemented in 1992. Over the past 30 years there has been no major revision or updating of CLIA regulations. Nor has there been much change in the long-standing statu…
PAMA Cuts Have Simply Been Kicked Down the Road
From the Volume XXX, No. 1 – January 3, 2023 Issue
PAYMENT RATE CUTS FOR CLINICAL LABORATORY TESTS, called for under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA), have been avoided temporarily—again. A down-to-the-wire bill in Congress to keep the federal government funded into the new year in…
Two Positive Messages to Focus on at Year’s End
From the Volume XXIX, No. 17 – December 12, 2022 Issue
Clinical laboratory managers and anatomic pathologists are winding down another tumultuous year for the healthcare industry. It was a year marked by unexpected twists and turns. It was also a year marked by two positive developments for labs. First, the…
Innovations Might Reduce Need for Phlebotomists
From the Volume XXIX, No. 16 – November 21, 2022 Issue
ALREADY A SERIOUS PROBLEM PRIOR TO THE PANDEMIC, the shortage of trained phlebotomists continues to grow more serious with each passing month. Some clinical laboratories are offering wages of $25 per hour or more and say they cannot attract enough candidates to hire and train for this essential role….
Clinical Laboratory News from North of the Border
From the Volume XXIX, No. 15 – October 31, 2022 Issue
In mid-October, Canada’s largest national conference for diagnostics leaders took place in Toronto. It was their first gathering since the onset of the pandemic and much is happening with healthcare and medical laboratories in our northern neighbor. The Dark Report was there to identify …
Volume XXX, No. 7 – May 8, 2023
The Dark Report examines how the acquisition of Geisinger Health by Kaiser Permanente not only sets the stage for more blockbuster hospital deals, but offers a platform for new value-based reimbursement models. Also in this issue, payers are seeking ever more documentation before they’ll pay lab test claims.See the full table of contents
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