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cost of lab tests

Reacting to PAMA Cuts, Lab Works with Payers

CEO SUMMARY: Before Medicare’s lab test price cuts went into effect last year, Health Network Laboratories began discussions with private health insurers and nursing home clients about the possibility of renegotiating their contracts. In these discussions, HNL promoted the value it deli…

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Why Lab Prices Declined 32% During 3-Year Study

CEO SUMMARY: Researchers studied the effect reference pricing had on an employer’s efforts to steer consumers to low-cost clinical labs. The study showed that patients were particularly sensitive to lab test prices—in part because those prices varied widely. Over the course of the …

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The newest threat to lab revenues: reference pricing in healthcare

This is an excerpt from a 1,600-word article in the September 6 issue of THE DARK REPORT. The complete article is available to paid members of the Dark Intelligence Group. …

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Pathologists Exploring Use of Diagnostic Teams

CEO SUMMARY: In the search for ways to add more value to lab testing services, pathologists and lab administrators are considering organizing diagnostic management teams within their hospitals. Such teams focus on complex cases and include…

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Two Omaha Med Centers Form Collaborative Lab

CEO SUMMARY: An accountable care organization with a strong clinical laboratory component is taking shape in Nebraska. The University of Nebraska Medical Center has developed a partnership with the Nebraska Methodist Health System to form an ACO called the Accountable Car…

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Road Map to Most Pressing Trends In Healthcare

YOU SHOULD FIND THIS ISSUE OF THE DARK REPORT TO BE A USEFUL ROAD MAP to several of the major trends now confronting clinical labs and pathology groups across the United States. One trend involves payer efforts to control the cost of lab tests. A second trend centers upon accountable…

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Lab Site Visits in NZ Show Impact of Lab Contracting

CEO SUMMARY: In some ways, the story of the New Zealand’s health system’s 15-year strategy to reduce the cost of clinical laboratory testing is a cautionary tale for public laboratory companies in the United States. During THE DARK REPORT’S site visit to several private labs in New …

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