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COVID-19

Interesting New Surprises for Lab Leaders

Unexpected and surprising things continue to happen in the clinical laboratory industry. You might consider that to be one unifying theme to the intelligence briefings we present in this issue of The Dark Report.  For example, a…

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Genesis Lab Lawsuit Pursues UnitedHealth Over Unpaid Test Claims

This is an excerpt of a 1,946-word article in the July 6, 2021 issue of  THE DARK REPORT (TDR). The full article is available to members of The Dark Intelligence Group. CEO SUMMARY: New case law in how health insurers should reimburse for COVID-19 lab test claims might be one outc…

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NJ Lab Sues UnitedHealth Over Unpaid Test Claims

CEO SUMMARY: New case law in how health insurers should reimburse for COVID-19 lab test claims might be one outcome if a New Jersey lab company were to prevail in a federal lawsuit it filed against UnitedHealthcare alleging non-payment of COVID-19 test claims. An interesting fact me…

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XIFIN to Open New Office in South Carolina for Lab Billing

SINCE FEBRUARY, THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PEOPLE VACCINATED grew steadily even as the number of tests for COVID-19 declined sharply in the United States. But overall test volume has remained steady at 130% of pre-pandemic levels, said Brian Kemp, Vice President of Revenue Cycle Operations for XIFIN,…

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Amazon Now Interested in Home Testing Services

CEO SUMMARY: In the past year, internet retailing giant Amazon has built sizeable clinical laboratories in the United States and the United Kingdom. Now it has regulatory clearance to sell a molecular COVID-19 test to consumers for home collection. Comments made in the past month by…

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July 6, 2021 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

Did the SARS-CoV-2 virus infect people in the United States earlier than the first case diagnosed on Jan. 19, 2020? A newly-published study in Clinical Infectious Diseases, says there is evidence of COVID-19 infections in December 2019. The research team included scientists from the Nationa…

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June 14, 2021 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

Is it possible to use a genetic test to predict an individual’s risk of severe infection requiring hospitalization or death from SARS-CoV-2? That is the claim of Australian-based molecular diagnostics company Genetic Technologies Limited. It recently announced an agreement with U.S.-based …

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Predicting Future Demand for COVID-19 Testing

CEO SUMMARY: After 15 months of the pandemic, the nation’s clinical laboratories are at an interesting crossroads. Is the COVID-19 outbreak diminishing and close to disappearing? Or might it intensify again, particularly when the traditional influenza season arrives next fall? The…

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Preparing Your Lab for Post-Pandemic Success

MOST OF US WOULD CONSIDER IT GOOD NEWS that the number of Americans vaccinated continues to grow even as the daily number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths has fallen since its peak last winter.  Data from USAFacts.com, a website developed by teams…

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Amazon Makes Big Play into Health, Diagnostics

CEO SUMMARY: Amazon is prepared to award $12 million in grants and is soliciting proposals for developing diagnostic technologies for detecting SARS-CoV-2 and other infectious diseases. This is the latest indication that the multi-billion-dollar enterprise would like to disrupt heal…

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