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Medicare Special Stain LCD May Hinder Pathology Workflow

CEO SUMMARY: Under a proposed rule for Medicare region J-11, a pathologist will no longer be able to use “reflex templates or pre-orders for special stains and/or IHC stains prior to review of the routine H&E.” While the proposed LCD is designed to target a relatively small number…

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UnitedHealthcare, BeaconLBS Respond with Statements

IN FLORIDA, BOTH CLINICAL LABS and physicians have expressed concerns UnitedHealthcare’s Laboratory presented in full on this page and the following page. about Benefit Management Program that formally becomes effective on October 1. From that date forward, physicians will be requi…

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Ohio Lab Offers Lessons Learned from CAP 15189

CEO SUMMARY: For a lab looking to continually improve lab operations, becoming accredited to either ISO 15189 or CAP 15189 is an ideal challenge. After hearing from other lab directors about the benefits of becoming accredited to CAP 15189, the staff at Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohi…

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Our Top Ten Lab Stories Highlight Major Changes

CEO SUMMARY: What makes 2010 a watershed year for the laboratory testing industry is enactment of the 2,700-page Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Even if parts of this bill are repealed, the remaining parts of the massive legislation will trigger major changes …

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Lab “Day of Disaster” Provides Useful Lessons

CEO SUMMARY: On Friday, May 5, laboratory administrators and pathologists who guided their labs through some of the nation’s biggest natural disasters and emergencies will gather in Miami to share their experiences in contingency planning and disaster response. It is no understatement t…

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LabCorp Making Steady Progress On Path Back to Financial Health

MOST OF THE LAB INDUSTRY is watching the impending acquisition by Quest Diagnostics Incorporated of SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories (SBCL). This big news overshadows the steady gains made at Laboratory Corporation of America in its efforts …

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