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Time’s running out to stop Medicare lab fee schedule cuts

This is an excerpt from an article in the August 7, 2017 issue of THE DARK REPORT. The complete article is available for a limited time to all readers, and available at all times to paid members of the Dark Intelligence Group. CEO SUMMARY: Only a few mo…

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Delay and Fix Is Message From Labs to Congress

CEO SUMMARY: Only a few months remain before the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services makes deep price cuts to Medicare Part B clinical laboratory test fees. Before those cuts go into effect, lab associations and lab professionals are educating members of Congress and the ne…

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Theranos Ends Patient Testing, Sued for Deceiving Investors

IN THE EARLY 1960S, the great bluesman Albert King wrote, “Born Under a Bad Sign,” which contained the unforgettable lyric, “If it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have no luck at all.” That lyric almost describes what’s happened to Theranos Inc. since October 2015. Al…

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California Lab Company Offers Genetic Tests with Low Prices

ONE BY ONE, A HANDFUL OF PROGRESSIVE LAB COMPANIES is finding financial success with a strategy of pricing genetic tests at levels that are affordable and attractive to the general public. These labs report an added benefit: They find it easier to get health insurers to pay their genetic test claims….

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RFID Lab Inventory System Saves $465K in First Year – June 1, 2015

CEO SUMMARY: Seeking ways to automate every aspect of work flow, the clinical laboratory at St. Francis Health System in Tulsa, Oklahoma, implemented a unique automated laboratory …

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Newer, Smaller Analyzers Will Bring Big Data to Labs

CEO SUMMARY: Clinical laboratories of all sizes are poised to become the source of much of a hospital or health system’s “big data.” At many academic center labs, greater use of genetic and molecular testing requires that more space and more staff be devoted to data management. A…

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RFID Lab Inventory System Saves $465K in First Year

CEO SUMMARY: Seeking ways to automate every aspect of work flow, the clinical laboratory at St. Francis Health System in Tulsa, Oklahoma, implemented a unique automated laboratory inventory management system that utilizes RFID. In the first four months, the system helped the hosp…

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Magnets to Move Tubes on ARUP’s Testing Line

CEO SUMMARY: In Salt Lake City, Utah, work is underway to pioneer use of an electro-magnetic conveyor system to automate the movement of large volumes of lab test specimens throughout the testing facility of ARUP Laboratories. Within two years, this new lab automation technology could all…

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Solstas Lab Partners, DNA Direct, Pathology, Inc., Slone Partners, PAML

SPECTRUM-CARILION NOW WILL BE CALLED SOLSTAS LAB PARTNERS IT IS THE NEXT STEP IN THE INTEGRATION of Spectrum Laboratory Network and Carilion Laboratories. Effective February 1, 2011, their combined businesses will use the name Solsta…

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Putting Centrifuges Into Courier Cars For Mobile Processing

CEO SUMMARY: To improve the quality of lab services it provides to more than 300 skilled nursing facilities (SNF) while reducing costs, MuirLab of Concord, California, has created a “mobile specimen processing” solution. It operates a fleet of courier cars with centr…

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