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UnitedHealth’s Lab Test Registry Implementation Delayed Again

ANOTHER DELAY WAS ANNOUNCED FOR IMPLEMENTATION of UnitedHealthcare’s Laboratory Test Registry Protocol, which requires clinical laboratories to register each of their tests with the health insurer. This latest delay likely is the result of operational issues on behalf of the managed care com…

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October 18, 2021 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

One interesting development from the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak is a new ability to collect genetic data on the virus and its variants from a growing number of countries across the globe. The World reported that “In March, the one millionth genomic sequence for the new coronavirus came from Chile; …

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Executive War College to Show New Opportunities for Labs

CEO SUMMARY: Yes, the pandemic continues and hospitals are running short of beds in many communities. At the same time, 225 million Americans are either vaccinated or have some immunity to COVID-19. Based on the early registrations to attend the 27th annual Executive War College, it…

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New Class of IVD Firms Wants to Serve POCT in Near-Patient Settings

CEO SUMMARY: Our second installment in this series describes an emerging new clas…

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All Labs Are Threatened by Encryption, Ransomware

CEO SUMMARY: Cybercrime—in the form of encryption attacks followed by ransom demands—is now a threat to every clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology group in the United States. Experts recommend that all labs elevate the attention they pay to their incident response teams ta…

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All Labs Are Threatened by Ransomware Attacks

This is an excerpt of a 1,652-word article in the September 7, 2021 issue of  THE DARK REPORT (TDR). The full article is available to members of The Dark Intelligence Group. CEO SUMMARY: Cybercrime—in the form of encryption attacks followed by ransom demands—is now a threat to…

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September 7, 2021 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

New diagnoses of cancer in the United States fell by almost 30% in the early months of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. That’s one conclusion in a paper authored by Quest Diagnostics and published on Aug. 31, in JAMA Network Open. Quest looked at the new diagnoses of eight common types of can…

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India’s Neuberg Diagnostics Expands into U.S. Market

“Our idea is to enhance the access and affordability for next-generation techniques, meaning molecular diagnostics, genomics, pathology, digital pathology, proteomics, metabolomics, and all that. This is the spirit behind Neuberg Diagnostics. —GSK Velu, PhD, BPharm …

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Genetic Testing Continues to Grow in Volume and Complexity

This is an excerpt of a 1,333-word article in the July 26, 2021 issue of  THE DARK REPORT (TDR). The full article is available to members of The Dark Intelligence Group. CEO SUMMARY: Getting paid for genetic testing continues to be a challenge. This is true for both payers and the…

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Goodbye Clinical Labs! Hello Genetic Testing Labs!

IS THE CLASSIC MODEL OF THE INDEPENDENT PATHOLOGIST-OWNED CLINICAL LABORATORY that is the sole source provider of all routine, reference, and esoteric testing to physicians in its community on its way to extinction? There is strong evidence to support a “yes” answer to that question….

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