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UnitedHealth Rumored to Be Excluding Labs from Its Network

IN RECENT DAYS, RUMORS HAVE SURFACED that UnitedHealthcare has begun to terminate the contracts it holds with a number of regional and non-national clinical laboratories. This news surfaced just as The Dark Report went to press. Given its importance to the clinical laboratory indust…

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Cautious Optimism Seen At Dark Report’s Executive War College

This is an excerpt from an 850-word article in the May 15, 2017, issue of THE DARK REPORT. The complete article is available for a limited time to all readers, and available at all times to paid members of the Dark Intelligence Group. CEO SUMMARY: There…

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Will Medicare Lab Test Fee Cuts Happen in 2018?

CLINICAL LABORATORIES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES ARE BRACING for what Medicare officials say will be fee cuts of $400 million in 2018 alone, followed by additional cuts that will total $5.4 billion over 10 years. Of great concern to community laboratories, small and rural hospitals, and physician …

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PeaceHealth Outreach Laboratory Sells to Quest Diagnostics

This is an excerpt from a 1,471-word article in the February 21, 2017, issue of THE DARK REPORT. The complete article is available for a limited time to all readers, and available at all times to paid members of the Dark Intelligence Group. CEO SUMMARY…

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PeaceHealth Labs Sold To Quest Diagnostics

CEO SUMMARY: In Oregon, one of the nation’s more successful and long-established health system outreach laboratories will cease to exist following its sale to Quest Diagnostics Incorporated. The seller explained that the Medicare Part B price cuts coming as a result of the PAMA market p…

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Newsmaker Interview: Matthew Hawkins

CEO SUMMARY: By now, most pathologists and clinical laboratory administrators recognize that effective use of information technology will be a critical success factor as healthcare systems transform to do population health management and to use “big data” with value-based payment mode…

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Pathologist Raises Questions about Theranos’ Business Model

Dear Editor: I read your two articles on Theranos in the August 11 issue of THE DARK REPORT, and concur in large part with your thoughtful conclusions. For several years, I have closely followed Theranos and have been quoted in trade publications speaking favorably…

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December 23, 2013 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Saudi Arabia is the second country to embark on the goal of sequencing 100,000 human genomes. Earlier this month, the Saudi Human Genome Program was announced. Funding for the program, expected to take five years, will be provided by the Saudi Arabian national science agency. The fir…

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Lab Test Methodology and Widespread EMR Use

IN BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, LAST WEEK to participate at the Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine (FiLM) conference, Editor Robert Michel picked up an interesting theme that connects to current laboratory events here in the United States. “General practice (GP) clinics in England are establishing electroni…

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Lean Six Sigma Takes Root in Labs & Hospitals

LAST WEEK, MORE THAN 300 ENTHUSIASTIC LAB AND HOSPITAL PROFESSIONALS from 11 different countries around the globe crowded into Atlanta for the Second Annual Lab Quality Confab. They were gathered to hear the latest success stories and breakthroughs in how laboratories and hospitals are using quality …

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