Tag: chemistry analyzers

Lab Scheme Recruits Hospitals To Bill as In-Network Providers

CEO SUMMARY: Management companies using a new generation of potentially fraudulent schemes are targeting hospitals and health systems for arrangements that use questionable means to increase lab test volume and revenue. The management companies often use the term “hospital outpatient department (HOPD) billing model” to describe these arrangements. The scammers want the hospitals, as in-network

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Office-Based Physicians Want In-Clinic Laboratories

CEO SUMMARY: Interest by office-based physicians in creating an in-clinic medical testing laboratory is on the increase. This has direct consequences for independent commercial labs, hospital lab outreach programs, and anatomic pathology groups, since office- based physicians are a primary source of lab test referrals. One consultant says that 60% to 70% of the volume

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Tour of Korean Labs Has Plenty to Teach

CEO SUMMARY: Faster turnaround times and better quality seem to be some common motivations for installing automation in the three Korean labs visited by THE DARK REPORT last month. All the laboratories were extra clean and neat, relative to most North American labs. Each of the laboratories visited reports a high degree of satisfaction with the performance of

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“September 4, 2001 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Here’s early warning: Medicare and Medicaid funding will become high-profile issues during 2002. Numbers just released by the Congressional Budget Office indicate that Medicare spending will increase by 10% during fiscal 2001 over fiscal 2000. Increased provider payments are contributing to part of the increase. Meanwhile, the nation’s economic slowdown is slashing state tax collections,

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