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August 29, 2022 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

Interesting things may be unfolding in the genetic testing marketplace. In the past few weeks, at least two high-profile genetic testing companies announced major layoffs. First was Invitae, a genetics testing company in San Francisco. At the end of July, it announced plans to eliminate 1,000 …

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‘Lab Workforce Crisis Takes Top Spot’–CAP Today

CEO SUMMARY: Just weeks ago, CAP Today characterized the current crisis in staffing clinical laboratories as going “from simmer to rolling boil.” Demand for medical technologists and other certified laboratory scientists far exceeds the supply. Consequently, many labs now…

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Judge Vacates Provision in No Surprises Act

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April 4, 2022, Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

On March 22, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced that its COVID-19 Uninsured Program had stopped accepting claims for related laboratory testing due to lack of sufficient funds. This development potentially affects 8.6% of the nation’s population which does…

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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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Insurers Get Aggressive with Years-Old Audits, Searching for Lab Overpayments

This is an excerpt of a 1,971-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: Not only are health insurers looking back to find lab overpayments and funds paid erroneously, but…

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Insurers Get Aggressive with Years-Old Audits

CEO SUMMARY: Not only are health insurers looking back to find overpayments and funds paid erroneously, but payers also are requiring documentation for overpayments. If clinical labs and anatomic pathology groups do not appeal such claims quickly, they may be liable for any amount i…

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Lab Briefs

Lighthouse Lab Services Acquires Vachette Pathology Last month, it was announced that Lighthouse Lab Services of Charlotte, N.C., had acquired Vachette Pathology of Sylvania, Ohio. Price and terms of the acquisition were not d…

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