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Lab’s Innovation Center Encourages Staff Ideas

CEO SUMMARY: At a time when health plans consider lab testing a commodity, the team at Sonora Quest Laboratories deliberately set out to encourage ideas and innovation from its staff by creating the “Innovation Center of Excellence.” One innovation involves helping health plans and ph…

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Payer Contracts with Labs: Getting the Contract Is Just the Start

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FDA Issues Memo to Reclassify Many High Risk IVD Assays

WAS IT AN EXPECTED FLOOD OF APPLICATIONS TO REVIEW laboratory de…

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CMS Issues AI Guidance for Medicare Advantage

CEO SUMMARY: With its guidance on how Medicare Advantage plans should use artificial intelligence (AI) when making treatment decisions involving individual patients, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has opened one door in the coming debate on how the federal governme…

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FDA & CMS Issue Letter, Agree on LDT Oversight

CEO SUMMARY: With the release of a public statement about the oversight of LDTs on Jan. 24, 2024, officials at both the Food and Drug Adminstration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service went on record that both agencies are aligned in the spec…

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Published Data Show Claim Denials on the Rise, But Why?

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Year’s Top 10 Lab Stories Contain Surprises & Twists

CEO SUMMARY: With the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic now in the rearview mirror of the nation’s clinical labs and pathology groups, the important news stories of 2023 were mostly about developments where the consequences will influence laboratory operations in coming years. Artificial intelligence…

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Congress Delays PAMA Fee Cuts, Passage of SALSA Act Is Goal

ONCE AGAIN, THE CLINICAL LABORATORY INDUSTRY DODGED THE MEDICARE FEE-CUT BULLET. Last month, Congress passed a bill that included a one-year reprieve to the impending PAMA reimbursement cuts that were scheduled to take place on January 1, 2024. The lab industry…

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Payers Are Right to Be Wary of Claims for Some LDTs’ Value

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Proficiency Testing Ranks High as a CLIA Violation

CEO SUMMARY: Proficiency testing (PT) deficiencies are consistently cited by clinical laboratory accreditors during CLIA inspections. Surveyors and inspectors note that labs may mistakenly believe that an 80% score on a PT event is satisfactory. To the contrary, experts advise labs to scr…

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