Tag: managed care contracting

Attorney Jane Pine Wood to Be Chief Legal Counsel at Bio-Reference

One of the most widely-respected and trusted attorneys serving the clinical laboratory industry and anatomic pathology profession is leaving private practice to join the corporate world.
Effective October 1, 2016, Jane Pine Wood becomes the new Chief Legal Counsel and Compliance Officer for Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc., of Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Wood will leave McDonald Hopkins, based in

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Anatomic Pathology Profession Faces Challenges, Opportunities

CEO SUMMARY: For 10 years, three primary trends have reshaped the anatomic pathology profession. They are declining reimbursement, competition from physicians establishing in-office pathology labs, and a host of new government laws and regulations. More changes are coming, predicts one business expert in pathology. Those changes involve new Medicare payment models, along with opportunities for

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UnitedHealthcare Comments on Labs’ Use of “Fee Waivers”

PATHOLOGISTS AND LAB SCIENTISTS are familiar with the well-known scientific principle that, “for every action, there is a reaction.” This principle also holds true for the managed care contracting practices of the two national laboratory companies.

One action that is the subject of this story is the award, in 2007 by UnitedHealthcare, of a 10-year, exclusive

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State of Clinical Lab Industry Likely to Be Mixed in 2016

CEO SUMMARY: Over the next 24 months, it will be essential for every clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology group to develop clinical and financial strategies that meet the changing needs of health insurers, hospitals and health systems, physicians, and patients. THE DARK REPORT provides its assessment of key macro trends for 2016, along with comments

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