Tag: managed care organizations

NeoGenomics to Acquire Clarient for $275 Million

CEO SUMMARY: In a surprise move that further consolidates national anatomic pathology services, NeoGenomics will acquire Clarient Inc., from General Electric Healthcare. General Electric is getting cash, and preferred and common stock. The two companies announced plans to pursue integrated diagnostic services that would combine lab testing and diagnostic imaging data. The deal is subject

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Hospitals Recognize Need for Uniform Lab Test Data

CEO SUMMARY: Hospitals may soon insist that payers allow their in-house labs to provide outpatient testing regardless of exclusive managed care contracts with national lab companies. The migration to accountable care organizations (ACOs) and medical homes makes it essential that physicians have access to lab data across the entire continuum of care. Standardization of reporting

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Payer Trend in New Hampshire Is to Engage Lab Patients

CEO SUMMARY: A health insurer’s two-year-old effort to have patients choose low-cost laboratory testing options is causing patients to shift their lab work away from New Hampshire’s hospitals and instead use Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp, and ConVerge (a commercial lab company). This new health insurance program offers a number of important lessons for pathologists and lab

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LabCorp Exec Discusses Reasons Behind Its 10-Year Pact with United

“This 10-year agreement is unique in the laboratory industry. It speaks to the long-term commitment of both parties.”—Brad Smith, Executive Vice President, Laboratory Corporation of America
CEO SUMMARY: It was unprecedented when UnitedHealth Group announced an exclusive, 10-year laboratory testing services agreement with Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings. This is a high-stakes development for both companies.

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Payer Consolidation: WellPoint Buys into NYC

CEO SUMMARY: Acquisition by acquisition, the health insurance industry is consolidating. Wellpoint, Inc., already the nation’s largest health insurer at 28 million members, is acquiring WellChoice, Inc. and adding another 5 million members to its total. One consequence of this consolidation wave is to concentrate greater negotiating power into the hands of fewer, but larger,

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