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Significant Developments Are Shaping Lab Market

CEO SUMMARY: With 140 speakers and 1,000+ attendees, this year’s Executive War College again provided a comprehensive picture of the specific forces reshaping the U.S. market for lab testing services. Presented here is a smorgasbord of information and innovation shared by different spea…

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Change Health Cyberattack Breaches PHI Here at TDR!

CEO SUMMARY: It was Feb. 21 when cybercriminals attacked Change Healthcare’s claims processing systems. On April 22, UnitedHealth Group issued a statement that PHI for “a substantial proportion of people in America” was breached. We believe the PHI of our employees and T…

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UnitedHealth Group Faces DOJ Antitrust Probe

CEO SUMMARY: Recent events have not been kind to UnitedHealth Group and its subsidiaries UnitedHealthcare and Optum. In February, just as UHG’s Change Healthcare division was hit with a major cyberattack that disrupted billions of dolla…

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April 8, 2024, Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

UnitedHealth Group stated that the cyberattack against Change Healthcare, a business unit of UnitedHealth’s Optum division, disrupted processing of approximately $14 billion in claims. The company discovered the cyberattack on Feb. 21 and said it d…

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Change Healthcare Hit by Major Cyberattack

CEO SUMMARY: It was a classic ransomware attack against Change Healthcare, the business unit of Optum that is itself a division of UnitedHealth Group. On Feb. 21, this cyberattack shut down critical systems at Change Healthcare, such as those involved in accepting and forwarding prescript…

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UHC Will Delay Enforcement of Z-codes for Genetic Test Claims

IN THE LATEST BACKPEDAL ON ITS NEW POLICY, UNITEDHEALTHCARE (UHC) appears to have dropped its requirement for genetic testing laboratories to use Z-codes for claims under commercial health plans—for now. Earlie…

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Optum and Avalon Discuss Genetic Test Claims Review

CEO SUMMARY: With the ever-increasing number of genetic tests on the market, payers are understandably frustrated with genetic test claims that don’t clearly outline the medical need for a procedure or it…

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Six Important Themes to Help Labs Succeed

CEO SUMMARY: Clinical laboratories face business challenges with day-to-day operations, genetic testing, and evolving care delivery models. The 2023 Executive War College on Diagnostics, Clinical Laboratory, and Pathology Management returns on April 25-26 in New Orleans. Participant…

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