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Lower Prices, More Data in UHC’s New Lab Network?

CEO SUMMARY: It’s been a common strategy among managed care payers to seek the lowest prices for clinical laboratory testing when negotiating contracts with labs. However, lower prices may become less important over time as the health system moves away from fee-for-service payment towar…

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Computer Hackers Attack LabCorp, Company Shuts Entire IT Network

FOR ALL CLINICAL LABORATORIES AND PATHOLOGISTS, the hacking problems Laboratory Corporation of America experienced earlier this month are a reminder that unwanted IT attacks are not a matter of if, but when. It is an accepted fact that labs and other medical providers are at higher r…

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Patient Privacy Breach at Quest Attracts National News Coverage

IT WAS NATIONAL NEWS RECENTLY when Quest Diagnostics Incorporated disclosed a security breach involving the protected health information (PHI) of 34,000 individual customers. This episode is a reminder to clinical labs and pathology groups of the need to guard protected health infor…

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May 2, 2016 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

Like the Sword of Damocles of Greek myth, market price reporting by labs under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) continues to hang over the heads of the nation’s clinical laboratories. However, instead of a threat, PAMA market price reporting may soon become a reality. News reports indi…

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Lab CEO Sees Three Trends Cutting Volume, Revenue

CEO SUMMARY: Following the sale of his hospital lab outreach business to a national lab company, former CEO James Fantus told THE DARK REPORT about the significant trends he saw unfolding in the Northeast. They include: a shrinking number of physician customers for labs; a rising number o…

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Labs Can Earn Revenue Through Data Analytics – December 28, 2015

CEO SUMMARY: There is a new buyer for lab test data, creating an opportunity for labs to build a new revenue stream. Medivo, Inc., of New York, describes itself as a healthcare data analytics company w…

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Labs Can Earn Revenue through Data Analytics

CEO SUMMARY: There is a new buyer for lab test data, creating an opportunity for labs to build a new revenue stream. Medivo, Inc., of New York, describes itself as a healthcare data analytics company whose mission is to unlock the power of lab data to improve health. It works with clinica…

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May 11, 2015 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

Last month, TriCore Reference Laboratories of Albuquerque, New Mexico, announced that it had purchased the Rhodes Group, of Vernon, Connecticut. Rhodes Group provides data integration services for labs and other healthcare providers. TriCore had long been a customer of Rhodes Group. Tr…

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Study Reveals Medicare Already Pays Low Rates

CEO SUMMARY: Researchers studied a database containing laboratory test prices paid in 2012 on behalf of 56 million Americans covered by private health plans and determined that, for most tests, and in most regions, Medicare already pays less than private health insurers for clinical labor…

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Top 10 IT Trends Send Message For Labs & Pathology Groups

CEO SUMMARY: Healthcare’s shift away from fee-for-service medicine and toward integrated clinical care is widely recognized. However, few lab administrators and pathologists are aware of the even faster transformation underway in healthcare informatics. Presented here are the “Top 10 …

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