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Pathologist’s Error and Hospital’s Cover-up Lead to CMS Investigation

CEO SUMMARY: In the latest chapter of an explosive case at the University of Kansas Medical Center that includes claims of a cancer misdiagnosis, an unnecessary surgery, and a cover-up that involves the former chair of pathology, the patient has sued for fraud, negligence, and civil conspiracy. After a whistle-blowing pathologist filed an earlier lawsuit,

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Beckman Coulter, Olympus, LabCorp, Anthem, WellPoint, Medtox, University of Toronto

BECKMAN COULTER REPORTS EARNINGS THAT INCLUDE OLYMPUS
THERE WAS A BIG JUMP in fourth quarter revenue at Beckman Coulter Inc., of Brea, California, which increased by 22% over the previous year, to $989.6 million.

This number included $120.2 million in revenue from the recent Olympus Diagnostics acquisition. Beckman Coulter spent $800 million in August 2009 to purchase

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January 29, 2007 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

To make its laboratory test results available to physicians via cellular telephones and wireless PDAs, Spectrum Laboratory Network of Greensboro, North Carolina, will use the MercuryMD service of Thompson Healthcare . Spectrum sales reps will install MercuryMD on the smartphones and/or PDAs of client physicians. This service allows physicians in Spectrum’s affiliated network of hospitals in

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Pathologist Builds General Path Business From Office Lab

CEO SUMMARY: Doctors Pathology Services in Delaware is successful for two reasons. First it runs the largest pathology lab in the state. But more important, it runs one of the few successful mobile pathology services anywhere. The Mobile Intraoperative Consultation Service(MICS)allows the pathologist to do pathology work on site at ambulatory surgery centers, physicians’ offices,

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Aligning Pathologist Productivity With Compensation Can Be Challenging

“Growing interest in ways to link a pathologist’s productivity to his/her compensation makes this a widely-discussed topic within many pathology group practices.” –Dennis Padget
CEO SUMMARY: Part Three continues THE DARK REPORT’S series on measuring pathologist productivity. In this installment, pathology practice consultant Dennis Padget identifies different approaches to appropriately link pathologist productivity with compensation. After

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