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LabCorp to Purchase Pathology, Inc. in Calif.

CEO SUMMARY: It is one of those clinical laboratory deals that was announced before the end of 2015. Laboratory Corporation of America said it will acquire most of the operating assets of Pathology Inc., of Torrance, California, and that the acquired lab “will cease operations” upon t…

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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 integrate…

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New MoPath Lab Coalition Takes its Case to Congress

CEO SUMMARY: Prices recently established for molecular diagnostic tests are so low that they put patient access in jeopardy, declared a new lab industry coalition in a statement delivered to members of Congress. Called the Coalition to Strengthen the Future of Molecular Diagnosti…

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Top 10 2014 Biggest News Stories

Story no.1 SGR Fix by Congress Spawns PAMA; Lab Industry Wary of Law’s Impact ON APRIL 1, PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA signed into law the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA). As written, it has the potential to be the most impactful federal legislation on the clinical lab industry s…

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Alberta Picks Sonic Health for $3 Billion Lab Contract

CEO SUMMARY: For more than a year, Alberta’s C$3 billion RFP to develop an integrated laboratory testing service for Edmonton and surrounding regions has been the focus of intense interest. On October 17, health officials announced that Sonic Healthcare Limited was the preferred propone…

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FDA Notifies Congress that It Will Regulate LDTs

CEO SUMMARY: Since 2006, the FDA has said it has the authority to regulate lab-developed tests, but it has held off on doing so. Now the agency says it’s time, defining LDTs as being, “designed, manufactured, and used within a single laboratory. LDTs include some genetic tests and tes…

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New Threat to Community-based Anatomic Pathology

THERE IS A NEW DEVELOPMENT that may be off the radar screens of CAP, ASCP, and the various subspecialty pathology associations. It is the requirement for second reviews and subspecialty reviews of certain complex pathology tests as part of the laboratory benefit mana…

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Labs Wary of BeaconLBS, Express Major Concerns

CEO SUMMARY: Lab executives asked to join UnitedHealth’s new BeaconLBS lab benefit management system soon to launch in Florida have multiple and serious concerns. The primary issue is that BeaconLBS is a subsidiary of LabCorp—their major competitor. These executives understand why a p…

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Lab Copay on the Table, But for Now, It’s Australia

CEO SUMMARY: Patient copayment is the idea that always appeals to government health officials who want to control healthcare costs. In Australia, Parliament has yet to vote on a bill that would, starting in July 2015, institute a patient copayment of $7.00 Australian for …

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Pathology Consolidation Underway in Washington

CEO SUMMARY: Two regional pathology super-practices have emerged in Washington State. In each case, acquisitions and mergers are fueling the growth of the two large pathology groups. In Western Washington and the Seattle metro, CellNetix is the dominant pathology group, with 53 physicians…

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