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COVID-19

Executive War College to Show New Opportunities for Labs

CEO SUMMARY: Yes, the pandemic continues and hospitals are running short of beds in many communities. At the same time, 225 million Americans are either vaccinated or have some immunity to COVID-19. Based on the early registrations to attend the 27th annual Executive War College, it…

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New Class of IVD Firms Wants to Serve POCT in Near-Patient Settings

CEO SUMMARY: Our second installment in this series describes an emerging new clas…

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Are Live Lab Industry Conferences Returning?

For several months, many of you have used conversations and email to encourage us to conduct a live Executive War College before the end of 2021. It was because of this support that we arranged a hotel in a state that has supported a return to more normal activities. Thus, our conference will …

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Lab Briefs

DOJ Obtains $140 Mil. Settlement in Drug Testing Case Last Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement totaling $136,025,077 with multiple defendants accused of using illegal inducements to encourage physicians to re…

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2020 Rankings of the World’s Largest IVD Corporations

IN VITRO DIAGNOSTICS (IVD) MANUFACTURING continues to be dominated by a handful of companies, all of which sell their products worldwide. As the rankings below demonstrate, for 2020, just 11 companies accounted for 82.7% of international IVD sales.  The …

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Insurers Get Aggressive with Years-Old Audits, Searching for Lab Overpayments

This is an excerpt of a 1,971-word article in the July 26, 2021 issue of  THE DARK REPORT (TDR). The full article is available to members of The Dark Intelligence Group. CEO SUMMARY: Not only are health insurers looking back to find lab overpayments and funds paid erroneously, but…

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Insurers Get Aggressive with Years-Old Audits

CEO SUMMARY: Not only are health insurers looking back to find overpayments and funds paid erroneously, but payers also are requiring documentation for overpayments. If clinical labs and anatomic pathology groups do not appeal such claims quickly, they may be liable for any amount i…

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COVID-19 Lab Test Prices Give Some Health Plans ‘Indigestion’

HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS CONTINUE TO  BE UNHAPPY with the higher prices they are charged for COVID-19 tests by out-of-network clinical laboratories. That is one theme in a report on COVID-19 test prices published by a health insurance trade group.  In its…

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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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