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Narrower Provider Networks Topic during Quest Conference Call

SINCE MAY 1, 2012, the nation’s largest clinical laboratory company has had a new CEO, who is Stephen H. Rusckowski. The company’s second quarter conference call provided an opportunity to learn more about how he views Quest Diagnostics Incorporated. Conducted on July 19, the fi…

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Local Labs Have Opportunities To Increase MC Patient Access

CEO SUMMARY: Although the nation’s two largest laboratory companies have achieved a dominant managed care position, opportunities remain for regional labs to do more business with managed care plans. Two experts provide an update of managed care pricing trends for labo…

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Some Random Insights About LabCorp’s Thinking

CEO SUMMARY: Having scooped up a number of mid-sized laboratory companies in recent years, Laboratory Corporation of America is working to integrate these operations and continue to expand its market share. In a recent conversation with financial analyst Bill Bonnello of Wachovia Securiti…

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DIANON Systems, IMPATH, Specialty Labs, Dynacare, Quest, LabCorp

DIANON & IMPATH REPORT 2000 EARNINGS TWO OF THE NATIONAL anatomic pathology companies reported fourth quarter earnings. Both DIANON Systems, Inc. and IMPATH, Inc. posted big gains in revenues and operating profits for 2000. At DIANON Systems, revenues r…

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Capitated Contracts Losing Favor Within the Hospital Industry

IT APPEARS THAT AN INCREASING number of hospitals in mature managed care markets like California and Colorado are rejecting capitated managed care contracts. If future events verify this trend, the experience of hospitals may demonstrate a way for clinical laboratories to reject capitated arrangemen…

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“August 17, 1998 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

THE DARK REPORT wants to thank those companies at the American Association of Clinical Chemistry convention in Chicago who invited us to special business briefings and other functions. It was an opportunity to meet both executives and the innovative customers of these companies who a…

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Hospital Lab-Commercial Lab Partnering Is Upcoming Trend

CEO SUMMARY: At this year’s Executive War College in New Orleans, laboratory innovators convened to study hot new trends in the industry.They were surprised to learn that partnering relationships between hospital laboratories and commercial laboratories are finally gaining wider accepta…

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Unilab & LabOne Demonstrate Improved Revenues and Profits

AFTER AN EXTENDED MULTI-YEAR financial siege, Unilab Corporation seems to be regaining its balance. First quarter financials demonstrate respectable gains in revenue and net income at the California based laboratory. Big gains were posted by LabOne, Inc. of Lenexa, …

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“May 26, 1998 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Another pathologybased PPM received venture capital funding. Pathology Consultants of America, (PCA) based in Nashville, Tennessee, just closed a $16 million deal with two venture capitalists. ABS Capital Partners of Baltimore invested $15 million. An affiliate of …

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