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Medicare Rules Tighten Anatomic Path Mark-ups

CEO SUMMARY: Effective on January 1, 2008, new rules take effect that restrict the circumstances under which physicians can mark up the anatomic pathology services provided to their patients. However, ambiguities in how the rules are written are likely to make the intent of the new rules …

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UroCor’s Sales Tactics Violated Medicare Laws

CEO SUMMARY: By issuing a multi-count criminal indictment against three former UroCor executives, one federal attorney is creating new legal precedents for the laboratory industry. The criminal charges accuse UroCor of inducing physicians through such gambits as deeply-discounted pricing …

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Where Will “Free Tests” Take the Lab Industry?

CEO SUMMARY: In the absence of public discussion, continued use of the “free testing” strategy by the nation’s more aggressive laboratory companies could trigger some unpleasant consequences that would affect all laboratories and pathology group practices. Five questions, presented he…

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IMPATH Delisted by Nasdaq, Under Investigation by SEC

EFFECTIVE AUGUST 27, Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. delisted the stock of IMPATH, Inc. Less than a week earlier, IMPATH had disclosed that it was under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). IMPATH can truly be described as a comp…

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“March 27, 2000 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Will lab information system services be a value- added selling point for the national reference labs? Developments at American Medical Laboratories (AML) and Specialty Laboratories would indicate yes. First, AML entered a strategic alliance with Park City Solutions t…

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