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Why PAMA May Be Poised to Disrupt Lab Industry

CEO SUMMARY: This will be one of the most challenging years facing the clinical lab industry since the early 1990s, when closed panel HMOs were the disruptive force that generated deep cuts in lab test prices. However, unlike HMOs of that era, the CMS scheme to collect private payer lab t…

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Is There a Future for Hospital Lab Outreach Programs?

CEO SUMMARY: This will be one of the most challenging years facing the clinical lab industry since the early 1990s. The CMS scheme to collect private payer lab test prices and use that data to set Medicare clinical laboratory test pric…

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December 3, 2018 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

Another long-established regional laboratory company is about to be acquired. On November 27, Boyce and Bynum Pathology Laboratories of Columbia, Mo., disclosed that it had entered an agreement to be acquired by Quest Diagnostics Inc. Notably, the press release abou…

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Is the Joint Venture Hospital Lab an Emerging Trend?

CEO SUMMARY: THE DARK REPORT has uncovered a previously unnoticed trend that turns common wisdom on Wall Street upside down: Hospitals and health systems may be taking back control of their their …

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10% PAMA Fee Cut Would Lower Medicare Pay to Laboratories by $400 Million

CEO SUMMARY: Just eight weeks remain before certain clinical laboratories must begin submitting private payer lab test price data to the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. A new report …

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A Pantheon of Greatest Lab Physician-Businessmen

WHEN IT COMES TO THE CLINICAL LABORATORY BUSINESS, generally included in the lab industry’s Pantheon of Greatest Physician (Pathologist) Businessmen are Paul A. Brown, MD, and James B. Powell, MD. I’d like to nominate another physician to this list: Marc D. Grodman, MD. During the 1970s and 1980…

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Catholic Health Initiatives Signs Pact with PAML

CEO SUMMARY: In concept, it is a simple deal. Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), the nation…

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CMS Releases Draft of PAMA Market Price Rule

CEO SUMMARY: CMS’ proposed rule details how it will collect private market data, then use that data to establish prices for the Medicare Part B Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule beginning in 2017. The proposed rule will limit data reporting to les…

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Labs Have Questions for CMS on Proposed Rule

CEO SUMMARY: On September 25, CMS took a long overdue step to issue a proposed rule on how medical laboratories are to report private market prices for lab tests to the Medicare program during 2016. The proposed rule provides insights as to how CMS envisions pricing new tests and advanced…

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LabCorp Loses A Hospital Lab Joint Venture

ONE OF THE NATION’S LONGEST-RUNNING LAB OUTREACH JOINT VENTURES involving a public lab company and a major hospital came to a quiet end on June 30. That’s the day when United/Dynacare Laboratories, LLC, ceased to exist. This was a joint venture in Milwaukee that was established …

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