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July 17, 2017 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

Here’s an update on Theranos, the troubled lab company that is struggling to stay alive. Once again, reporter John Carreyrou of The Wall Street Journal scooped his peers by reporting that Theranos has listed its corporate offices for lease. For lab companies shopping for …

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31st Physician Pleads Guilty In Federal Lab Fraud Case

AN INTERNAL MEDICINE PHYSICIAN who practiced in Yonkers, N.Y., is the latest physician to admit to taking bribes in connection with a laboratory test referral scheme that Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, N.J., operated for years. The physician, Ricky J. Sayegh, MD, 44, of …

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January 30, 2017 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

In New Jersey, a U.S. attorney has put laboratory sales reps on notice that they can be prosecuted for violating federal anti-kickback laws and sent to prison. On January 18, Paul Fishman, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, announced the sentencing of Michael J. Zarrelli, of Berkeley Heights, N.J., forme…

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January 9, 2017 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

December 27 was the 100th birthday of pathologist Jan Steiner, MD, FRCP (C), FCAP, remembered by many long-serving lab executives and clinical pathologists as one of the co-founders, along with James Root, PhD, of Chi Laboratory Systems in the late 1980s. This was a time when he was…

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July 5, 2016 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

More developments have happened at Theranos, Inc., the beleaguered clinical lab company based in Palo Alto, California. On June 24, Brook Buchanan, Vice President of Communications at Theranos, resigned, giving personal reasons for the decision. Buchanan was hired in November 2015, …

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Letter to Florida Doctor Offers to Waive Lab Test Fees

CEO SUMMARY: Florida’s highly-competitive market for lab testing services is again seeing some lab companies use “Waiver of Charges to Managed Care Patients” agreements with physicians in situations where the lab is an out-of-network provider. This means the lab will do free testing…

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Winning Bidder for HDL Connected to BlueWave

CEO SUMMARY: Events within the bankruptcy proceedings of Health Diagnostic Laboratory could be interpreted as setting the stage for the emergence of a laboratory company operated by executives-and marketed by a sales consultant-known to have had leadership roles in other lab companies accus…

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Is New Cycle of Laboratory Fraud Plaguing the Industry?

CEO SUMMARY: Taken collectively, the growing number of federal investigations of lab companies and health insurer lawsuits against lab companies alleging fraudulent busine…

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Is New Cycle of Fraud Plaguing Lab Industry?

CEO SUMMARY: Taken collectively, the growing number of federal investigations of clinical lab companies and health insurer lawsuits against lab companies alleging fraudulent business practices signals a disturbing new trend for the lab industry. Although these allegations are lev…

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Combining Lean Techniques with Lab Automation to Get Impressive Results

PROBABLY NO AREA OF CLINICAL LABORATORY MEDICINE is experiencing the dramatic transformation happening in microbiol…

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