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June 13, 2016 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

Intelligence Late & Latent News

Life insurers are adopting healthcare big data as part of their underwriting process and clinical laboratory test data has an important role. Quest Diagnostics Incorporated participates in this business line. Huffington Post recently published a story on this topic and identified companies that life insurers use to access data about prescription drug histories and lab

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Price Cuts, Long Delays in Payment Are Expected – December 31, 2012

CEO SUMMARY:  In addition to a steep cut in the 88305 CPT code, anatomic pathology laboratories can expect cuts in the payment from Medicare for molecular and prostate biopsy testing. Two national experts in lab billing and reimbursement warn labs to expect confusion in how both public and private payers implement these new policies. Overall,

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Could Health Insurers Be at War with Clinical Labs?

CEO SUMMARY: It may sound ridiculous to assert that the nation’s largest health insurers are now “waging war” against clinical labs. However, some very smart people in the profession of laboratory medicine are expressing this opinion. To support such a conclusion, they point to payers’ recent drastic price cuts and network contracting strategies. Moreover, these

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British Early-Adopter Labs Respond to New Trends

CEO SUMMARY: On which side of the Atlantic are clinical labs better operated? This February will be the third consecutive year that progressive lab leaders from the USA and the United Kingdom convene in England to explore each country’s laboratory best practices, to swap innovations, and to expand their professional networks. “Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine”

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Useful Info at War College On Molecular, Lean, et al

CEO SUMMARY: When the nation’s leading laboratory administrators and pathologists gather in New Orleans on April 27- 28, they will get the best and latest developments in laboratory management. From Aetna’s National Medical Director to the former Chief of the Industry Guidance Branch of the OIG, the Ninth Annual Executive War College offers powerful information

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