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Why Small Labs and Even Hospitals Are at Risk from PAMA Cuts

CEO SUMMARY: Clinical lab executives and experts who have studied the final rule for PAMA lab test market price reporting are seriously concerned that the design of this rule may put many of the nation’s smallest, but still essential, clinical labs at great risk of financial distress, i…

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Just 66 of 742 Labs Submit Rate Data to California Department of Health Care Services

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Florida Legislators to Hold Hearing on Bill About Payer Use of Decision Support for Lab Orders

CEO SUMMARY: Physicians in Florida and their state medical associations continue to battle UnitedHealth over its laboratory benefit management program that uses the lab test ordering system by BeaconLBS, a business unit of LabCorp. The latest round in this fight is language in a Florida S…

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Are Clinical Labs and MACs Ready to Implement ICD-10?

ARE CLINICAL LABORATORIES and pathology groups prepared for ICD-10? Or, perhaps a better question to ask is this: Are Medicare administrative contractors prepared to switch to ICD-10 on October 1? A recent survey of clinical laboratories and pathology groups by McKesson Corporation showed th…

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Congress’ New SGR Law Has Mixed News for Labs

CEO SUMMARY: Once again, the lab industry faces a mixed bag following passage of a new law by Congress last week. Besides the one-year fix for the SGR, H.R. 4302 also has language that may defer adjustments to Medicare Part B lab test fees until 2017 and creates a new procedure for Medica…

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New Federal Law Changes How CMS Sets Lab Prices

CEO SUMMARY: CMS wanted more power to cut the prices it pays for clinical lab testing. A significant part of the lab industry wanted more transparency and consistency in how CMS established coverage guidelines and prices for new lab tests. Congress appears to have attempted to craft a law…

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April 07, 2014 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

In the United Kingdom, the National Health Service’s (NHS) biggest consolidation of clinical laboratory services is expected to take place in May, after the government’s Office of Fair Trading said it will conduct no further investigation into the project. Six health trusts are c…

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Labs, Path Groups Face Major Financial Issues

CEO SUMMARY: Are clinical labs and pathology groups ready for the end of fee-for-service reimbursement? That’s just one important question that will be answered at the upcoming Executive War College on Lab and Pathology Management that will take place in New Orleans on April 29-30. The …

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Medicare OPPS Rule Has Pitfalls for Labs

CEO SUMMARY: On January 1, the new Medicare rule for requiring bundled or packaged reimbursement for certain services covered by the hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) became effective. Just four days earlier (on December 27), Medicare officials issued instructions on h…

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Medicare Price Cuts Drive Labs to Sell or File BK

CEO SUMMARY: Professional investors are smart with their money. Thus, it is no surprise that clinical lab and pathology companies owned by private equity firms are the first to be sold or closed. These investors are acting in response to the cumulative negative financial impact of recent …

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