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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 state’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. Last year, Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, opened a stand-alone independent lab company that became a provider in the Anthem network. To date, the independent lab has been gaining patients steadily, hospital officials say.

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Is PAML to Be Sold? ‘No Comment!’ Say Execs

CEO SUMMARY: It is one of the 10 largest lab companies in the United States. Thus, if Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories in Spokane, Washington, were to be sold, it would trigger a major shift in the competitive market for lab testing services-both in the Pacific Northwest and nationally. Owners and executives at PAML have neither confirmed nor denied the ongoing rumors

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LabCorp Inks Agreement In Medi-Cal Pricing Case

CEO SUMMARY: In its “Settlement Agreement and Release” with the California Attorney General (AG), Laboratory Corporation of America has negotiated terms that essentially match the agreement that exists between Quest Diagnostics Incorporated and the California AG. These settlements signal the end of chapter one in the story about deeply-discounted lab test pricing that is less

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Judge Rules Against FTC In Westcliff Laboratory Case

IN A COURT RULING THAT WENT AGAINST the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last week, Laboratory Corporation of America may have moved one step closer to completing its acquisition of Westcliff Medical Laboratories, Inc., of Santa Ana, California.

On February 22, 2011, Judge Andrew Guilford of the U.S. District Court for Central California, denied the FTC’s request

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Local Labs Have Opportunities To Increase MC Patient Access

CEO SUMMARY: Although the nation’s two largest laboratory companies have achieved a dominant managed care position, opportunities remain for regional labs to do more business with managed care plans. Two experts provide an update of managed care pricing trends for laboratory testing services. For independent labs and hospital lab outreach programs seeking to expand access

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