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Payers Using Two Approaches To Price Molecular, Genetic Tests

PRIVATE PAYERS AND MEDICARE contractors are taking divergent approaches to establishing coverage policies and setting prices for molecular and genetic tests. That’s what Kuo Bianchini Tong, MS, CEO of Quorum Consulting Inc., sees happening.

“One approach seeks to recognize the clinical utility and value of these tests with nuanced, more discreet coding and pricing,” he observed.

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Gearing Up the Laboratory to Exceed Expectations of External Customers

CEO SUMMARY: This is the third installment of THE DARK REPORT’S description of the Laboratory Value Pyramid. It describes “Level Three: Deliver Value that Exceeds Expectations.” This is the level where the laboratory organization now shifts its emphasis from internal operation of the lab to external; to how it contributes added value to its parent hospital and the healthcare community it serves. Level three is where the lab organization can position itself as a recognized contributor to improved patient outcomes that also lower the cost of healthcare.

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MedTox, Cleveland Clinic Labs, Apollo PACS, Dell, British Columbia Health

GENOME SEQUENCING TO BE OFFERED BY NORWAY IN NATIONAL HEALTH PLAN
HERE’S A MILESTONE ON THE PATH TO PERSONALIZED MEDICINE. Norway is the first nation to announce that its national health system will incorporate whole genome sequencing.

Cancer is the target of Norway’s first genome sequencing program. What sets the Norwegian program apart from gene testing activities

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Ascendium Consulting Is New Firm In Lab Market

CEO SUMMARY: Growing numbers of laboratories are taking steps to reengineer work flow, evaluate automation solutions, and improve the operational performance of their laboratory. This is fueling a demand for laboratory consulting services and Ascendium Consulting is this newest healthcare and lab consulting company in this marketplace. It became operational on January 1, 2008, as

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Blunt Talk From HMO Blue’s Ancillary Contracts Manager

CEO SUMMARY: By now, most clinical laboratory executives and pathologists have discovered a new fact of life: provider status with managed care organizations is a critical success factor. Without provider status, the laboratory is denied access to patients and the reimbursement associated with those patients. Here is candid information about how and why a managed

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