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May 29, 2018 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

Ireland is dealing with a cervical cancer screening scandal that reaches back to laboratories in the United States. In recent months, the Irish public has learned that more than 200 women wrongly got negative Pap test results over a multi-year period. Many of these women did not learn of the erroneo…

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May 7, 2018 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

In Sebastopol, Calif., the financially-troubled Sonoma West Medical Center (SWMC) dropped a controversial drugs-of-abuse testing program. The following month, without the revenue from the drug testing program, 37-bed SWMC lost $1.4 million. In 2017, the hospital entered into a pass-t…

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Shaw & Adelman Successful Support of Lab Networks Need Hospital Leadership

CEO Summary: In the second installment of our exclusive two- part interview, the executive directors of two regional laboratory networks formed in the 1990s (one in Michigan and one in Washington State) share their assessment of why their respective lab networks have performed strongly ov…

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In South Carolina, TC/PC May Be “Misconduct”

CEO SUMMARY: Last month, the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners advised all physicians in the state that certain arrangements for technical component/professional component (TC/PC) services between referring physicians and pathologists may be in violation of state law. The…

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SC Pathologists Question Legality of TC/PC in State

CEO SUMMARY: Recently the South Carolina Society of Pathologists (SCSP) requested that the state’s Board of Medical Examiners review the legality, under state law, of certain technical component/professional component (TC/PC) arrangements between referring physicians and pathol…

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Denver’s UniPath Sells Its Histo Labs to APP

CEO SUMMARY: UniPath ended a long search for a business partner with ample capital and resources to help it continue its aggressive rates of growth in specimen volume, market share, and revenue. UniPath announced the sale of its technical laboratories to American Pathology Partne…

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Payer Sues Pathologists For Clin Path Fee Refund

CEO SUMMARY: In September, Anthem filed three lawsuits against pathology groups in Virginia, seeking refunds and punitive damages of up to $1million from each pathology group for pathology professional services provided in hospital labs by these pathology groups during the period 2001 thr…

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In-House Versus Off-Site: Different Concerns

CEO SUMMARY: Three methods are available to specialist physician groups to capture anatomic pathology revenues generated by their patient population. Two methods have been around a long time. The pathology condo lab method is a new ploy. Of the three, one is generally accepted and more ea…

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Institute of Medicine Calls For 12 Medicare Lab Reforms

CEO SUMMARY: Since 1987, the clinical lab industry has endured almost non-stop cuts in the absolute level of Medicare reimbursement for lab testing. But the time may be ripe for laboratories to work together to effect far-reaching reforms to Medicare laboratory payment policies. Just as t…

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IMPATH, AmeriPath, LabOne, MedTox, Genomics Collaborative, PharmChem, CARESIDE, Luminex, Fisher Scientific

EMERGING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY IN TISSUE BANKS & CANCER DATA EVEN AS THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM squeezes pathologist incomes in a variety of specific professional services, it opens up business opportunities in other segments of the pathology field. Researchers and pharmaceutical companies wa…

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