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Volume XXXI, No. 6 - April 29, 2024

Wisconsin Diagnostic Lab’s Alternative Staff Solutions

Even as clinical laboratories and pathology groups around the nation cope with a sustained shortage of qualified staff, the team at Wisconsin Medical Laboratories has successfully kept staffing at 96% of authorized levels. One effective strategy they use is to go into the community to educate recent college graduates and high school students about the …

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Artificial Intelligence and Executive War College

By the time you read this our 29th annual Executive War College on Diagnostics, Laboratory, and Pathology Management conference will be underway in New Orleans. As noted in previous issues of The Dark Report, three topics will be of keen interest. First is the FDA proposed rule for laboratory developed tests (LDTs). Second is private …

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Change Health Cyberattack Breaches PHI Here at TDR!

CEO SUMMARY: It was Feb. 21 when cybercriminals attacked Change Healthcare’s claims processing systems. On April 22, UnitedHealth Group issued a statement that PHI for “a substantial proportion of people in America” was breached. We believe the PHI of our employees and The Dark Report itself was breached because fraudsters recently attempted to use employees’ …

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Wisc. Diagnostic Lab’s Alternative Staff Solutions

CEO SUMMARY: Even as clinical laboratories and pathology groups around the nation cope with a sustained shortage of qualified staff, the team at Wisconsin Medical Laboratories has successfully kept staffing at 96% of authorized levels. One effective strategy they use is to go into the community to educate recent college graduates and high school students …

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UnitedHealth Group Faces DOJ Antitrust Probe

CEO SUMMARY: Recent events have not been kind to UnitedHealth Group and its subsidiaries UnitedHealthcare and Optum. In February, just as UHG’s Change Healthcare division was hit with a major cyberattack that disrupted billions of dollars in medical claims, news leaked out that the federal Department of Justice was investigating the firm for antitrust violations. …

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Congressional Subcommittee Hears Testimony on FDA LDT Rule

DURING A MARCH 21 HEARING CONVENED by the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, key members of Congress came under fire from representatives of clinical laboratory groups over the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) proposed rule to regulate laboratory developed tests (LDTs). The participants also disagreed over whether the Verifying Accurate, Leading-edge IVCT …

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Payer Contracts with Labs: Getting the Contract Is Just the Start

EDITOR’S NOTE: Our column, Virchow, is written by anonymous insiders working within the managed care world. The column aims to help clients of The Dark Report better understand the decisions, policies, and actions of payers as they manage their laboratory networks, establish coverage guidelines, process lab test claims, and audit labs. IT IS COMMON FOR …

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Labcorp to Acquire Only Certain Lab Assets of OPKO’s BioReference

Following Labcorp’s announcement that it will acquire “select assets” of BioReference Health’s laboratory testing businesses, experts shared insights on what led up to the deal. They also speculated why Labcorp will purchase some testing assets but not other testing assets. Labcorp of Burlington, NC, will pay $237.5 million. It will purchase only BioReference’s testing businesses …

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April 29, 2024, Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

It may be that the genetic data cat is out of the bag already. Nonetheless, lawmakers in Delaware are considering a bill that—among other things—would prevent life insurance companies from buying or using genetic testing data if it was obtained from ancestry companies and not from medical records. Lawmakers and reporters recognize that Ancestry.com and …

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