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Phlebotomist Describes Questionable Lab Practices

CEO SUMMARY: While working in the office of a physician who was a client of Health Diagnostic Laboratory, a phlebotomist says he was instructed to write the same 10 diagnoses on every test requisition a doctor sent to HDL, a lab company in Richmond, Virginia. HDL is under federal investigation, according to published reports. The same 10 diagnoses were recorded for every patient even though some of these tests were appropriate only for women, the source said.

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Siemens, BioImagene, Clarient University of Pennsylvania, Mayo Clinic

SIEMENS INVESTS IN DIGITAL PATHOLOGY, BUYS STAKE IN BIOIMAGENE
IMAGING AND RADIOLOGY GIANT SIEMENS just made an interesting investment in digital pathology systems. On October 16, Siemens Venture Capital (SVC) revealed that it had purchased a stake in BioImagene Inc. (www.bioimagene.com) of Cupertino, California. The amount of the investment was not disclosed.

The timing of this

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Ohio Hospitals Prevail in Suit Against Federal Lab Claims

IT TOOK FIVE YEARS, but federal courts finally gave victory to the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) in its long-running battle against federal regulators over laboratory test billing issues.

Early last month, the OHA signed a settlement with the federal government which resolves the OHA lawsuit. More importantly, it preserves an earlier, very important, federal court ruling

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