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New Business Helps Reduce Pathology Specimen ID Errors

CEO SUMMARY: Prevention of diagnostic testing errors is getting more attention by both physicians and pathology labs because patients are less tolerant of potentially life-changing errors. Strand Diagnostics’ Know Error system is designed to reduce or eliminate errors involving tissue specimen misidentification. In this first part of our two-part series, we provide information about the

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In-Practice Histology Lab Splits Biopsies; ID’s Patient with DNA

In response to continuing requests by clients and readers of THE DARK REPORT, this issue institutes a new feature titled “Lab Fraud Watch.” It will provide information about activities in the medical laboratory testing marketplace which could be interpreted as violating federal and state fraud and abuse laws.

It is the belief of many lab executives

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Washington G-2, AACC, Cerner, IBM, Visible Genetics, Bio-Reference Labs

DESPITE THE HASSLES that now come with cross-country travel, laboratorians throughout the United States continue to support industry meetings.

Traditionally the largest lab meeting of the fall season, “Lab Institute 2001” expects good attendance. Dennis Weissman, Publisher of Washington G- 2 Intelligence Reports and producer of the conference, tells THE DARK

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DIANON Systems, UroCor, Cytyc, Digene, McKesson HBOC, Abaton.com, Abbott

NEWS BROKE LAST WEEK that DIANON Systems, Inc. had received a subpoena from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Connecticut for documents relating to laboratory billing.

Apparently “LabScam” is still alive and well within the Department of Justice. LabScam is the OIG’s code word for its extensive investigations into claims of

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