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Could Health Insurers Be at War with Clinical Labs?

CEO SUMMARY: It may sound ridiculous to assert that the nation’s largest health insurers are now “waging war” against clinical labs. However, some very smart people in the profession of laboratory medicine are expressing this opinion. To support such a conclusion, they point to payers’ recent drastic price cuts and network contracting strategies. Moreover, these

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Laboratories Sit Squarely Between New Genetics and Today’s Medicine

“Clinical laboratories and pathology groups are at the leading edge of the genetic revolution.” —Rick J. Carlson.

CEO SUMMARY: Healthcare futurist Rick J. Carlson believes that knowledge of the human genome will trigger revolutionary changes in the American healthcare system. In particular, Carlson predicts consumers will drive the primary shift in the way healthcare services are

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