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FDA Issues Response to Draft Legislation to Regulate LDTs

DURING HER ADDRESS TO THE ANNUAL MEETING of the American Clinical Laboratory Association meeting in March, Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) explained why she and others in Congress had developed the Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act (DAIA), a discussion draft that would give the FDA…

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January 22, 2013 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Not-for-profit Boston Children’s Hospital will have majority interest in a new lab testing company. Claritas Genomics will be based in Waltham, Massachusetts, and will develop genetic and molecular diagnostic testing solutions. Life Technologies Corporation…

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More Medicare Auditors Are Targeting Clinical Labs

CEO SUMMARY: For labs and all healthcare providers, the risk of an audit is growing because the number of auditors seeking overpayments is rising. In their efforts to eliminate waste and make the Medicare and state Medicaid programs more efficient, federal officials have introduced severa…

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CLMA Asks Labs for Examples of RAC Auditor Overreach

STORIES ABOUT HOW PRIVATE MEDICARE AUDITORS are overreaching in their zeal to identify fraud have caught the attention of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. It is asking providers to submit examples of overzealous RAC auditors. For its part, the Clinical Laboratory Management Association …

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Congress May Respond to Tough CLIA PT Penalties

CEO SUMMARY: For years, severe penalties in cases where a laboratory has inadvertently erred in handling proficiency testing (PT) specimens have been a point of contention between the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the clinical laboratory profession. Two bills prop…

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Thermo Fisher, Intrinsic Bioprobes, Kaiser Permanente, UCSF, CLMA, ASCLS

THERMO FISHER BUYS INTRINSIC BIOPROBES, CONTINUES BUYING SPREE IT’S ANOTHER ACQUISITION FOR Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., of Waltham, Massachusetts. It purchased Intrinsic Bioprobes, Inc., of Rochester, New York, earlier this month. A m…

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December 14, 2009 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

In Nigeria, there is an aggressive effort underway to raise the quality of medical laboratory testing. One major element involves inspection of clinical laboratories throughout the nation by teams of laboratory professionals working with the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria …

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July 20, 2009 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Larry Siedlick resigned as CEO of Sunrise Medical Laboratories in Hauppauge, New York, effective June 30. It was 2007 when Siedlick and partner Pat Lanza sold their interest in the laboratory they founded back in 1972 to Sonic Healthcare, Ltd. Siedlick tells THE DARK…

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Analyzing Lab Bid Demo To Predict Its Outcome

CEO SUMMARY: After two decades of study and preparation, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pushing the laboratory profession toward the first pilot site in the Congressionally-mandated Medicare Clinical Laboratory Services Competitive Demonstration Project. Designe…

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Phlebotomists in Calif. Undergoing Certification

CEO SUMMARY: State certification of phlebotomists is under way in the Golden State. By April 9, 2006, all phlebotomists in California will need to maintain state certification. This development adds complexity to laboratory management in California. However, there are no signs that other …

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