Tag: disruptive innovation

Rural Hospital Spokesman: Hospital Lab Outreach Programs Are Legal

CEO SUMMARY: As the debate grows more heated, supporters of hospital outpatient department (HOPD) billing schemes have ramped up their defense of the practice. The president of the National Association of Rural Hospitals tells THE DARK REPORT that rural hospitals are permitted to bill for hospital lab outreach program services under Medicare’s 70/30 shell rule.

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Rural Hospital Group Says Lab Billing Model Is Legal

CEO SUMMARY: In recent years, many rural hospitals have entered into agreements to expand their laboratory outreach businesses. In an interview, the president of the National Association of Rural Hospitals said rural hospitals often bill for lab outreach services under Medicare’s 70/30 shell rule. This rule, as modified by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of

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Score for Theranos after AACC: Fail.

This is an excerpt from a 1,600-word article in the August 15 issue of THE DARK REPORT. The complete article is available to paid members of the Dark Intelligence Group.

SKEPTICS WHO WEREN’T EXPECTING MUCH from Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes at the recent American Association of Clinical Chemistry’s annual meeting were proved right: Instead of delivering scientific

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Theranos Saga Just Keeps Getting More Intriguing

IT’S BEEN AN EVENTFUL COUPLE OF MONTHS for Theranos, the lab testing company that says its goal is to disrupt the clinical laboratory industry. Novelists cannot write fiction as compelling as the unfolding real story about this controversial company.

During March and April, The Wall Street Journal published a series of articles that revealed the extent of the problems Theranos had with CLIA inspections of its clinical laboratory in Newark, California. The Journal published its analysis of the CLIA inspection report and the serious deficiencies identified during lab inspections that happened last fall and earlier this year.

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Direct Access Testing Wars Are Heating Up

CEO SUMMARY: In Phoenix, where Theranos already operates patient service centers in about 40 Walgreens pharmacies, Sonora Quest Diagnostics has an agreement with Safeway to provide clinical laboratory testing services in two grocery stories in the Phoenix metro as part of a pilot arrangement. Find out what’s unfolding in this highly-competitive market for direct access testing customers.

IT’S RARE

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Theranos Pursues Different Business Plan in Arizona

CEO SUMMARY: Since its big public debut in late 2013, Theranos has been the subject of keen interest and much skepticism among pathologists and clinical laboratory professionals. Theranos is expanding its presence in Phoenix, Arizona. However, as it does, it looks more like a conventional clinical laboratory—with all the associated costs—than a disruptive lab testing

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