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July 25, 2016 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

Intelligence Late & Latent News

Throughout the profession of laboratory medicine, concern is surfacing following publication of a proposed rule by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that would expand the authority of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to supervise and perform laboratory testing. This rule would expand APRNs’ authority, currently limited to ordering and interpreting lab tests. In an

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March 21, 2016 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

Intelligence Late & Latent News

Tougher times in the clinical lab testing market have claimed another lab company. On February 28, Artherotech, Inc., posted a notice on its website stating that it had closed permanently, as of that date. Along with its several hundred employees, Artherotech’s closure caught many lab executives by surprise. Founded in 1994, during the heyday of closed-panel

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PeaceHealth Lab Helps Docs with Info to Improve Outcomes

CEO SUMMARY: Described by its CEO as “an information company that happens to do laboratory testing,” PeaceHealth Laboratories of Springfield, Oregon, is moving swiftly to develop and deliver value-added services to its client physicians. The lab’s goal is to help referring doctors achieve improved patient outcomes.

HEALTHCARE IS CHANGING RAPIDLY, and perceptive pathologists and laboratory directors

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December 31, 2012 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

It is likely that the latest lab acquisition by Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc. (BRLI) is for the purpose of building its new Hispanic laboratory business, called Laboratorio Buena Salud. Earlier this month, BRLI announced an agreement to purchase Meridian Clinical Laboratory Corporation, located in Miami, Florida. It’s a small transaction, with a price of approximately $1.85 million.

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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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How One Akron Physician Helped Uninsured Patients

CEO SUMMARY: For one primary care physician, treating uninsured and underinsured patients was challenging, since these patients could not afford to pay for the lab tests necessary for their healthcare. This physician enlisted the help of his local county medical society and eventually found an Internet-based lab test company and a physician office laboratory (POL)

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