Tag: labtests

Auckland Health Boards Give DML Some Testing

CEO SUMMARY: Auckland’s chaotic lab testing situation just became more complicated. Today the Auckland District Health Boards announced a four-year contract to allow Diagnostic Medlab to perform 10% of the area’s test volume, primarily for private hospitals and private specialists. Its purpose is to take some pressure off Labtests by having Diagnostic Medlab perform the

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Why Choice is Important in Healthcare

THESE ARE INTERESTING TIMES IN HEALTHCARE AND LABORATORY TESTING—both here and across the globe. In the United States, elected officials in Congress are busy assembling 1,000-page bills to make over the nation’s entire healthcare system under the guise of extending coverage to those who are currently uninsured.

Overseas, the healthcare systems of other developed countries are

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Got a Lab Test Question? Call an ASCLS Lab Guru!

CEO SUMMARY: Each year since its launch in 2001, the ASCLS Consumer Response Team serves increasing numbers of patients and physicians. Clinical Laboratory Scientist volunteers from the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science provide answers and help patients understand the meaning of their lab test results. After sending a question by e-mail, these patients get

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“September 4, 2001 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Here’s early warning: Medicare and Medicaid funding will become high-profile issues during 2002. Numbers just released by the Congressional Budget Office indicate that Medicare spending will increase by 10% during fiscal 2001 over fiscal 2000. Increased provider payments are contributing to part of the increase. Meanwhile, the nation’s economic slowdown is slashing state tax collections,

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