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Florida Pathology Group Lost Volume After BeaconLBS Started

CEO SUMMARY: A 22-physician pathology group in Tampa has complied with rules for lab test ordering that UnitedHealthcare and BeaconLBS established, yet has experienced a steep decline in the volume of specimens it receives. Physicians told the pathologists that other labs were not using t…

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LabCorp’s Plans for Docs, Pathologists and Labs

WHAT’S IN THE FUTURE FOR PHYSICIANS, PATHOLOGISTS, AND CLINICAL LABORATORIES if Laboratory Corporation of America’s strategy for managing lab test utilization is deployed across the country per the company’s plan? For the nation’s physicians, LabCorp’s BeaconLBS system will be required when …

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Florida Doc Says Questions Go Unanswered by UHC

CEO SUMMARY: One common complaint about the efforts of UnitedHealthcare to introduce its unpopular laboratory benefit management program in Florida is that the insurer-and its agent, BeaconLBS, a division of Laboratory Corporation of America-don’t respond to physicians when they …

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Florida Doctors Refuse to Use UHC’s Lab Ordering System

CEO SUMMARY: It may not yet be open rebellion, but UnitedHealthcare faces strong opposition in Florida from physicians- and their medical societies-over the requirement that they obtain pre-notification and pre-authorization when ordering tests listed in UHC’s laboratory benefit …

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Top 10 2014 Biggest News Stories

Story no.1 SGR Fix by Congress Spawns PAMA; Lab Industry Wary of Law’s Impact ON APRIL 1, PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA signed into law the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA). As written, it has the potential to be the most impactful federal legislation on the clinical lab industry s…

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FL Docs Say: ‘No Thanks’ to UHC and BeaconLBS

CEO SUMMARY: Some Florida physicians are declaring their intent to leave UnitedHealthcare’s network because they find the insurer’s new BeaconLBS laboratory benefit management system to be time consuming and onerous. The defections come as the program goes through a soft launch that b…

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United Health: Quest Is “Out”–LabCorp Is “In”

CEOSUMMARY: Effective on January 1, 2007, UnitedHealth Group will have one national contract laboratory. On that date, Laboratory Corporation of America becomes the preferred provider and Quest Diagnostics Incorporated becomes an out-of-network laboratory. With access to 34 million United…

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