Issues Archive

The most complete archive of clinical and pathology lab industry news available, including issues from 1997 to the present.

Volume XXVIII, No. 12 – September 7, 2021

In this issue:

The Dark Report outlines the dangers to clinical labs and pathology groups posed by encryption attacks and their ransom demands, including steps an organization should take if attacked and how to prevent attacks. Also, a company developing image analysis software announced the acquisition of one of the nation’s largest independent anatomic pathology (AP) laboratories.

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Volume XXVIII, No. 11 – August 16, 2021

In this issue:

Not only are health insurers looking back to find overpayments and funds paid erroneously, but payers also are requiring documentation for overpayments. If clinical labs and anatomic pathology groups do not appeal such claims quickly, they may be liable for any amount insurers deem to be overpayments.

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Volume XXVIII, No. 10 – July 26, 2021

In this issue:

In the past 24 to 36 months, some labs have quietly begun using AI-powered applications that are being used to improve operational work processes, to streamline coding/billing/collections, and for analyzing digital pathology images. Also, genetic tests are growing in number and complexity, making it ever harder for labs to get paid.

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Volume XXVIII, No. 9 – July 6, 2021

In this issue:

A pathology lab company in New Jersey has sued UnitedHealthcare, seeking payment for 46,400 molecular COVID-19 test claims that are unpaid, representing about $20 million in reimbursement. Also, Labcorp is successfully using AI in its lab operations to improve work processes and gain real-time insights from vast amounts of data.

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Volume XXVIII, No. 8 – June 14, 2021

In this issue:

Major changes are coming to the clinical lab marketplace, as large retail chains such as WalMart and CVS are establishing primary care facilities in-store. The Dark Report examines this trend in detail. Also, MedPAC has reported that it has found a more efficient, lab-friendly way to report payment price data, which could relieve labs of some of the onerous burden of reporting.

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Volume XXVIII, No. 7 – May 24, 2021

In this issue:

The Dark Report is going on record on two trends that will impact clinical labs and pathology groups right in their wallets. The first trend is the potential for the COVID-19 pandemic to fade out, leaving labs without a large source of revenue. The second is the rise of ransomware attacks on healthcare providers, including labs. Details on both trends are included in this issue.

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Volume XXVIII, No. 6 – May 3, 2021

In this issue:

As Millennials become set to dominate the workforce and national life, The Dark Report analyzes their preferences as consumers and how those preferences will change healthcare. Also in this issue is a report on how a federal court affirms that paying sales contractors commissions violates the Anti-Kickback Statute.

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Volume XXVIII No. 5 – April 12, 2021

In this issue:

The Dark Report notes that Amazon is now selling at-home COVID-19 test kits as yet another move by the retail giant into the healthcare space. Also in this issue is a report on how IVD firms have benefitted from the pandemic in many ways, not the least of which is financial.

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Volume XXVIII, No. 4 – March 22, 2021

In this issue:

THERE’S POSITIVE NEWS FOR LABS on several fronts. For one, the daily number of routine test specimens is near pre-pandemic levels and certain sectors of lab testing—particularly genetic tests and some high-cost assays—are showing substantial growth this year, compared to 2019. Also, the Stark Law and AKS have been revised to make it easier for labs to comply.

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Volume XXVIII No. 3 – March 1, 2021

In this issue:

AN ONCOLOGY RESEARCH LAB demonstrates the usefulness of SARS-CoV-2 variant sequencing as hospitals, health systems, schools, and municipalities are interested in identifying infection sources and tracking the virus’ spread. Also, the conviction for manslaughter and mail fraud of a VA pathologist is a lesson for all anatomic pathology groups to heed, a lawyer explains.

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