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NYSDOH Shuts Hospital Lab In Queens, New York

CEO SUMMARY: When the New York State Department of Health closed the laboratory at 173-bed Peninsula Hospital Center in New York City on February 23, it became national news. State inspectors issued a nine-page list of deficiencies in the lab, including problems that could affect patient …

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How In-Clinic Path Lab Benefits GI Practice

CEO SUMMARY: In Manassas, Virginia, a five-physician gastroenterology group is using its in-clinic anatomic pathology laboratory to advance patient care, while boosting revenue associated with this ancillary service. In this exclusive interview, the group’s physician business l…

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Labs Need to Respond To Inaccurate Results

CEO SUMMARY: What does a lab do when it discovers that it has reported inaccurate test results? In 2004, a turnaround team arrived at the laboratory of Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore to deal with the consequences of a failed infectious disease testing program. For about t…

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ASCP Awarded PEPFAR II Funds for Lab Assistance

CEO SUMMARY: With new Congressional authorization and funding of $48 billion, PEPFAR II—a second five-year initiative to help targeted countries battle HIV, AIDs, tuberculosis, and malaria—is about to get under way. To better support diagnosis and management of HIV/AIDs patie…

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Implementing Best Practices Across 27 Hospital Labs

CEO SUMMARY: It is always challenging to ensure consistency and high productivity across the different labs in a consolidated lab organization. To help staff focus on quality and efficiency, Alverno Clinical Laboratories LLC uses Lean methods to improve quality and timely delivery of lab …

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Numerous Issues Identified With Bid Demo’s 303 Tests

CEO SUMMARY: One experienced expert in billing and coding was surprised at the list of 303 tests to be included in the Medicare Laboratory Competitive Bidding Demonstration Project. He notes that the list of 303 tests includes a number of codes and descriptions that are not consistent wit…

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May 1, 2006 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Lots of news unfolding across the lab industry. Here’s a round-up of recent and noteworthy items: NEW VENTURES • Persistent rumors indicate that a new national ana…

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March 20, 2006 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

On March 13, 2006, American Esoteric Laboratories, Inc. (AEL) of Brentwood, Tennessee announced the acquisition of Physicians Medical Laboratory (PML). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Located in Morristown, Tennessee, PML gives AEL a presence in east Ten…

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Dynacare Expands Into Chicago With Purchase of 2 Small Labs

IT’S A BUSINESS STRATEGY BUILT AROUND “go where they ain’t!” In recent years, Dynacare, Inc. has found its best growth comes from acquiring laboratories in areas somewhat underserved by larger national competitors. It then uses that regional base to expand outward into nearb…

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Tenet, SBCL Discussing 33 Hospital Lab Contract

CEO SUMMARY: Tenet Healthcare’s decision to entertain proposals for improving laboratory operations in its Southern California division triggered a year-long discussion with national laboratories. If a deal results, it would represent one of the largest “re-engineering” projects bet…

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