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New Aetna, UHC Contracts Create Openings for Labs

CEO SUMMARY: New national lab contracts that LabCorp and Quest announced in May could disrupt the lab testing market in ways regional labs can exploit, experts said. Health plans entered these new contracts after realizing that the exclusive network contracts do not work, one lab consulta…

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Builds Strong Lab Outreach Business

CEO SUMMARY: As health networks and hospitals consider outsourcing their lab outreach programs, the lab team at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (D-H) offers lessons about the value of retaining outreach. D-H is now in the eighth year of a sustained expansion of its laboratory outreach …

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Alberta Health to Build New Lab to Serve Edmonton, Province

FOLLOWING YEARS OF CONTROVERSY associated with different plans to build a large new laboratory facility to serve Edmonton and the surrounding region, Alberta Health Services (AHS) will finance and build the new lab with its own resources. Last month, the Alberta government announced…

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Lab Executives Declare Concerns about Fee Cuts

CEO SUMMARY: Members of Joint Venture Hospital Laboratories in Michigan anticipate that the 2018 Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule rates being implemented under PAMA will lower payment from Medicare to less than the cost of running tests, especially for rural and critical access hospitals….

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Quest Diagnostics Exits 31-Year-Old Lab Venture

CEO SUMMARY: News that Quest Diagnostics had exited the long-running CompuNet Clinical Laboratory joint venture in Dayton, Ohio, caught many observers by surprise. The only clues as to possible problems and the motivation of Premier Health, the 51% owner, to buy out Quest’s ownership sh…

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Quest Diagnostics Exits 31-Year-Old CompuNet Lab Venture

This is an excerpt from a 1,362-word article in the June 26, 2017 issue of THE DARK REPORT. The complete article is available for a limited time to all readers, and available at all times to paid members of the Dark Intelligence Group. CEO SUMMARY: For …

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California’s Lab Price Data Collection Project Cuts Lab Test Prices by 10.5%

COLLECTING LAB TEST PRICE DATA is not limited to PAMA and the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. California’s Medi-Cal program is in its second year of requiring clinical labs to submit private payer lab test price data. However, in both the fir…

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Theranos Now Scrambling To Save What It Can

CEO SUMMARY: On July 7, CMS imposed severe sanctions on Theranos for CLIA violations. Included is a two-year ban on owning and operating a clinical laboratory for Theranos, CEO Elizabeth Holmes, the former COO, and the former medical director. Theranos appears to be pivoting away from a c…

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Pathologists Top Earners in Medicare MD Pay Data

CEO SUMMARY: Never in 50 years had the Medicare program made public the money it pays physicians for Part B services— never until April 9, that is. On that day CMS revealed how it disbursed $77 billion to individual physicians during 2012. Newspapers and television reporters jumped on t…

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Hospital System Acquires Labs In ACO Strategy

CEO SUMMARY: Moving to deliver services as an accountable care organization (ACO), Genesis Health System of Davenport, Iowa, has acquired the laboratory assets in two hospitals previously operated by Metropolitan Medical Laboratory, PLC, a lab company owned by local patho…

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