Issue: Volume XVIII No. 6 - May 2, 2011

Protecting Your Lab From New Legal Threats

ASSUME, FOR THE MOMENT, THAT YOUR CLINICAL LABORATORY OR PATHOLOGY GROUP was concerned about its potential exposure to evolving legal and compliance issues. How would you guarantee that your laboratory has: 1) correctly identified new and/or emerging threats; and, 2) implemented effective protections to reduce your lab’s risk? Typically, your lab’s compliance officer would contact …

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Key Legal, Compliance Issues for Labs Identified

CEO SUMMARY: It’s a first in the lab industry. In recent weeks, THE DARK REPORT asked the nation’s leading attorneys in clinical lab and anatomic pathology law to identify the most important legal, compliance and managed care issues for 2011 and 2012. Using a consensus methodology, this survey produced a prioritized list of six key …

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Lawyers Provide Insights About Top Legal Concerns

CEO SUMMARY: After conducting the first-ever survey of the most important legal, compliance and managed care concerns for clinical labs and pathology groups, THE DARK REPORT asked leading lab industry attorneys who participated in the survey to say a few words about these topics. Here are useful nuggets of wisdom, advice, and insights about the …

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False Positive STD Tests Get News Coverage in Indy

CEO SUMMARY: After going public with the discovery that it had reported false positive lab test results for Chlamydia to eight female patients, Mid America Clinical Laboratories (MACL) found itself the subject of stories broadcast by a local television news program. The news coverage featured an interview with one irate patient who said she had …

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Office-Based Physicians Want In-Clinic Laboratories

CEO SUMMARY: Interest by office-based physicians in creating an in-clinic medical testing laboratory is on the increase. This has direct consequences for independent commercial labs, hospital lab outreach programs, and anatomic pathology groups, since office- based physicians are a primary source of lab test referrals. One consultant says that 60% to 70% of the volume …

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May 02, 2011 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Another laboratory information system (LIS) product has received certification as meeting stage 1 meaningful use (MU) measures. On March 31, McKesson Corporation announced that the Drummond Group’s ONC-aTCB 2011-2012 (ATCB 2011/2012) certification as a compliant EHR module was given to the McKesson Horizon Lab LIS. MORE ON:  Certification In a similar development, Sunquest Information Systems …

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