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laboratory industry

MedPAC Advises Congress on Lab-Data Reporting

CEO SUMMARY: For years, the clinical lab industry has sought unsuccessfully to get the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to address the inequities in the payment formula CMS adopted after Congress passed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA). In April, the la…

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Ransomware Attacks Target Vulnerable Healthcare Providers

This is an excerpt of a 1,923-word article in the May 24, 2021 issue of  THE DARK REPORT (TDR). The full article is available to members of The Dark Intelligence Group. CEO SUMMARY: Both malware and ransomware have been around for a number of years. But the attacks launched today …

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Predicting Future Demand for COVID-19 Testing

CEO SUMMARY: After 15 months of the pandemic, the nation’s clinical laboratories are at an interesting crossroads. Is the COVID-19 outbreak diminishing and close to disappearing? Or might it intensify again, particularly when the traditional influenza season arrives next fall? The…

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Ransomware Attackers Target Health Providers

CEO SUMMARY: Both malware and ransomware have been around for a number of years. But the attacks launched today against healthcare providers are more sophisticated and better at achieving the total shutdown of targeted hospitals, doctor groups, and clinical laboratories. For this re…

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$400,000 Settlement in VA Wrongful-Death Case

CEO SUMMARY: Did “the system” fail patients and physicians at one Veterans Health Administration center? The public disciplinary records of pathologist Robert Morris Levy over several decades show that any laboratory employing Levy had reason to monitor closely the accuracy of h…

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Preparing Your Lab for Post-Pandemic Success

MOST OF US WOULD CONSIDER IT GOOD NEWS that the number of Americans vaccinated continues to grow even as the daily number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths has fallen since its peak last winter.  Data from USAFacts.com, a website developed by teams…

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Millennials’ Healthcare Demands Will Be Radically Different from Others

This is an excerpt of a 1.620-word article in the May 3, 2021 issue of  THE DARK REPORT (TDR). The full article is available to members of The Dark Intelligence Group. CEO SUMMARY: In just 42 months, Millennials will make up 75% of the workforce, according to U.S. Department of Co…

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Millennials Set to Reorder Healthcare & Lab Testing

CEO SUMMARY: In just 42 months, Millennials will make up 75% of the workforce, according to U.S. Department of Commerce statistics. As consumers and patients, they are already triggering changes, reforms, and innovation in healthcare. It is timely for clinical lab administrators and…

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Federal Judges: Paying Commissions Violates AKS

CEO SUMMARY: Health Diagnostic Laboratory and its marketing partner, BlueWave Consultants, were back in the news recently after a three-judge panel of a federal appeals court denied a challenge from the former principals of those companies to an earlier court ruli…

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Amazon Makes Big Play into Health, Diagnostics

CEO SUMMARY: Amazon is prepared to award $12 million in grants and is soliciting proposals for developing diagnostic technologies for detecting SARS-CoV-2 and other infectious diseases. This is the latest indication that the multi-billion-dollar enterprise would like to disrupt heal…

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