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Locked Out of Payer Network, NH Hospital Opens Lab Company

CEO SUMMARY: Since Anthem launched its site of service program in New Hampshire in 2010, labs in the stateā€™s hospitals have mostly been excluded from its network and have lost market share. Recently one community hospital developed an unusual strategy to win back those patients…

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Is PAML to Be Sold? ā€˜No Comment!ā€™ Say Execs

CEO SUMMARY: It is one of the 10 largest lab companiesĀ in the United States. Thus, if Pathology Associates MedicalĀ Laboratories in Spokane, Washington, were to be sold, it wouldĀ trigger a major shift in the competitive market for lab testingĀ service…

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February 11, 2013 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Would it surprise you to learn that just five organizations control 91% of Californiaā€™s health insurance market? At the top of the list is Kaiser Permanente, which holds a 40% share of the California market. Following, in order, were Anthem Blue Cross (23%), …

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First-Mover Labs Reveal Success with Lean & QMS

CEO SUMMARY: There is good news for those clinical labs and pathology groups currently operating robust Lean, Six Sigma, and process improvement programs. The Institute of Medicineā€™s new report calls for all healthcare providers to rapidly transform themselves into ā€˜continuously learn…

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TriCore Earns Multi-Site CAP 15189 Accreditation

CEO SUMMARY: To achieve the goals of continuous improvement and standardization across all facilities within its organization, TriCore Reference Laboratories opted to implement the CAP 15189 quality management system (QMS). Last month, the lab announced its accreditation to CAP 1…

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DMetrix, Bio-Reference Labs, US Clinical Labs, Vidalia Laboratory Services

DMETRIX PREPARES TO INTRODUCE CHEAPER PATHOLOGY SCANNER PATHOLOGISTS MAY SOON BE ABLE TO PURCHASE a smaller and less expensive digital scanning system that fits on a microscope. DMetrix, Inc., of Tucson, Arizona, is working to downsize its flagship digital p…

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Hospitals Saw Several Benefits In Forming Laboratory Joint Venture

CEO SUMMARY: For the past eight years, growing numbers of hospitals and health systems have launched laboratory outreach programs. Hospital CEOs are recognizing that laboratory outreach programs generate worthwhile operational gains, along with steadily-increasing revenues. However, labor…

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Terrorist Attacks Affect Many of Nationā€™s Labs

CEO SUMMARY: Following terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, DC, the total shutdown of commercial air traffic in the United States for 48 hours disrupted the regular shipment of reference and esoteric lab specimens to national laboratories. Swiftly-implemented contingency eff…

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