Tag: routine lab tests

Florida Doc Says Questions Go Unanswered by UHC

CEO SUMMARY: One common complaint about the efforts of UnitedHealthcare to introduce its unpopular laboratory benefit management program in Florida is that the insurer-and its agent, BeaconLBS, a division of Laboratory Corporation of America-don’t respond to physicians when they request guidance. One family practice physician in Jacksonville said that UHC has not even acknowledged several letters he sent via certified mail, return receipt requested.

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Palmetto Execs Explain Molecular Test Policies

CEO SUMMARY: To create more transparency in the process clinical labs use to submit claims for genetic tests, molecular diagnostic tests, and for laboratory-developed tests (LDT), the nation’s largest Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) has proposed two new local coverage determinations (LCD). CMS has changed Palmetto GBA’s statement of work to include implementing a lab test

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Quest Diagnostics, CVS Pharmacies, Premier, Novation, Luminex, Careside.


PATHOLOGISTS CONCERNED about pharmacists moving into the lab testing arena should closely watch the newly-announced relationship between Quest Diagnostics Incorporated and CVS Corporation.

Starting this month, CVS pharmacies in Columbus, Ohio and Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida now sell lab tests. Participating pharmacies have a card display for 12 different

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