Issue: Volume XVIII No. 9 - July 5, 2011

Pathology Across State Lines and National Borders

WE ARE SWIFTLY APPROACHING THE DAY when community hospital-based pathologists will be able to serve hospitals and physicians located across state lines with the same ease that they serve hospitals and office-based physicians in their own cities and regions. In the same vein, at least two major academic pathology groups in the United States have …

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Will Lawsuits Re-shape Current Lab Practices?

CEO SUMMARY: Recent events in California, triggered by a lab whistleblower lawsuit filed in 2005 and unsealed in 2009, provide the latest example of how these lawsuits and related government enforcement actions can cause fundamental changes in the pricing and marketing practices that labs and other providers can use while staying within the laws that …

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Teamsters, UCFW Sue NID, Quest In Racketeering Case

CEO SUMMARY: For the second time in recent years, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated and Nichols Institute Diagnostics (NID) face a lawsuit alleging problems with a number of diagnostic test kits that were manufactured and sold by NID going back to 2000. The plaintiffs are two unions—the Teamsters and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union—who have …

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Crossing State Lines With Digital Pathology

CEO SUMMARY: It is predicted that use of digital pathology will create new care models in the profession of anatomic pathology. An early example of this trend can be found in Bellingham, Washington. Here, the 10 pathologists of Northwest Pathology are using a digital pathology system to provide frozen section and surgical pathology services to …

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DMetrix, Bio-Reference Labs, US Clinical Labs, Vidalia Laboratory Services

DMETRIX PREPARES TO INTRODUCE CHEAPER PATHOLOGY SCANNER PATHOLOGISTS MAY SOON BE ABLE TO PURCHASE a smaller and less expensive digital scanning system that fits on a microscope. DMetrix, Inc., of Tucson, Arizona, is working to downsize its flagship digital pathology imaging system. Pixuan “Joe” Zhou, Ph.D, is President of DMetrix. He recently told a reporter …

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Michigan’s JVHL Partners With AMA to Use LOINC

CEO SUMMARY: Office-based physicians in Michigan can use a program offered by the American Medical Association (AMA) to get assistance in adapting their electronic medical record (EMR) systems to utilize LOINC for lab test ordering and lab test results reporting. This service is offered by Amagine, Inc., which is a partnership between AMA and Covisint, …

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July 05, 2011 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Two laboratory companies based in Spokane, Washington, were recently recognized in a list of Washington State’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2011. One was Incyte Pathology, Inc., an anatomic pathology group. The other was Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories (PAML). The list was compiled by Seattle Business magazine. Over 300 companies were involved in …

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