Issue: Volume XXVIII, No. 6 - May 3, 2021

Millennials’ Healthcare Demands Will Be Radically Different from Others

This is an excerpt of a 1.620-word article in the May 3, 2021 issue of  THE DARK REPORT (TDR). The full article is available to members of The Dark Intelligence Group. CEO SUMMARY: In just 42 months, Millennials will make up 75% of the workforce, according to U.S. Department of Commerce statistics. As consumers and …

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Millennials Set to Reorder Healthcare & Lab Testing

CEO SUMMARY: In just 42 months, Millennials will make up 75% of the workforce, according to U.S. Department of Commerce statistics. As consumers and patients, they are already triggering changes, reforms, and innovation in healthcare. It is timely for clinical lab administrators and pathologists to understand how and why Millennials expect to experience healthcare services …

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Federal Judges: Paying Commissions Violates AKS

CEO SUMMARY: Health Diagnostic Laboratory and its marketing partner, BlueWave Consultants, were back in the news recently after a three-judge panel of a federal appeals court denied a challenge from the former principals of those companies to an earlier court ruling that required them to pay more than $100 million for violating the False Claims …

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BioReference Labs to Use Gestalt for Digital Pathology

ONE OF THE NATION’S LARGEST CLINICAL LABORATORIEScis moving forward with plans to expand its use of digital pathology and whole-slide imaging. On Mar. 30, it was announced that BioReference Laboratories, Inc. would move forward with Gestalt Diagnostics’ PathFlow digital pathology solution.  For the agreement with BioReference, Gestalt is partnering with MindPeak, of Hamburg, Germany, for …

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Amazon Makes Big Play into Health, Diagnostics

CEO SUMMARY: Amazon is prepared to award $12 million in grants and is soliciting proposals for developing diagnostic technologies for detecting SARS-CoV-2 and other infectious diseases. This is the latest indication that the multi-billion-dollar enterprise would like to disrupt healthcare in the United States. Amazon has built clinical labs to provide COVID-19 testing to its …

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Lab Briefs

Lighthouse Lab Services Acquires Vachette Pathology Last month, it was announced that Lighthouse Lab Services of Charlotte, N.C., had acquired Vachette Pathology of Sylvania, Ohio. Price and terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.  Vachette Pathology was founded in 2002 by its current President, Mick Raich. The company describes itself as a “consulting firm specializing …

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UnitedHealthCare’s New Policy Further Narrows Its Lab Network

UNITEDHEALTHCARE’S (UHC) RECENT MOVE to designate certain clinical and anatomic pathology laboratories as Designated Diagnostic Providers appears to be yet one more way that the insurer is narrowing its network. Effective July 1, 2021, and subject to state regulatory approval, UHC launches a new benefit design where outpatient diagnostic laboratory services will be covered for fully-insured commercial …

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May 3, 2021 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

Superman, the superhero of DC Comics and movies, recently gave a positive shout-out to lab professionals during the 45th Annual Lab Week. The American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) gave its Lab Week recognition a theme of “Avengers of the Laboratory.” XIFIN, the revenue cycle management company in San Diego, joined in the fun by getting …

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