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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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Lead Researcher Outlines New Details Of Laboratory Test Price Study

CEO SUMMARY: There is always a story behind the story, and THE DARK REPORT went to the lead researcher of the reference pricing study published in JAMA Internal Medicine to get it. In this interview, James C. Robinson, PhD, of the University of C…

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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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“Direct-to-Consumer” Ad Runs in New York Times

CEO SUMMARY: Two pioneering advertising campaigns launched in September. Both Myriad Genetics and IMPATH targeted consumers with advertisements about diagnostic testing. In each case, the most vocal response to the advertising came from within the medical community. Within the pathology p…

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Specialty Labs Prepares For Public Stock Offering

CEO SUMMARY: Stock prices for public lab companies zoomed upwards through 2000. For this reason, executives at Specialty Laboratories, Inc. believe it is an auspicious time for their laboratory to bring an initial public offering (IPO) to market. Company officials recently filed a stock r…

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