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October 10, 2022 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News

Future regulation of laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) may not be as clear as it once appeared. On Sept. 30, Congress passed a short-term resolution to keep the federal government funded. As part of the move, a proposed bill to increase oversight of LDTs has been sidelined, at least for now, accordin…

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November 28, 2016 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News

In recent weeks, two different lab transactions were announced. One involved a hospital laboratory management contract and the other was a potential merger of two anatomic pathology lab companies. The first announcement came on October 31, when Lovelace Health System of Albuquerque, …

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Mayo Medical Laboratories Will Close Massachusetts Lab

IN AN ANNOUNCEMENT MADE LAST MONTH, Mayo Medical Laboratories said that it would close the lab facility it operates in Andover, Massachusetts, by the end of the year. As a result of this move, Mayo will eliminate 105 jobs in this leafy suburb north of Boston. For 20 years, MML…

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Medicaid Suits in Two States Accuse Quest, LabCorp of Fraud

RECENTLY TWO WHISTLEBLOWER LAWSUITS, each alleging Medicaid fraud by Quest Diagnostics Incorporated and Laboratory Corporation of America, have become public knowledge. One case is in Virginia and the other case is in Georgia. Both lawsuits were filed by Hun…

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April 15, 2013 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Geisinger Health System broke ground last month on construction of a new $52 million medical laboratory facility. It will be 115,000 square feet and will be located at the site of the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. LAB COMPANY COMPLET…

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Quest Sells OralDNA, HemoCue To Clear Its Decks for 2013

THIS WEEK, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated will issue its fourth quarter and full year 2012 financial report. In anticipation of this, the nation’s largest lab company has been cleaning out its closets, so to speak. With its new CEO finishing out his first eight months of service, …

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October 29, 2012 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

OURLab and its parent company, Prost Data, Inc., of Nashville, Tennessee, entered into an agreement to be sold to Opko Health Inc., of Miami, Florida. The purchase price of $40 million will be paid as $9.4 million in cash and $30.6 million in stock. …

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Time for Congress to Properly Fix CLIA PT Issue

THIS TIME, THE PROVERBIAL CAT MAY BE OUT OF THE BAG when it comes to long-standing dissatisfaction with how federal regulators interpret and enforce CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) regulations as they relate to inadvertent errors in the referral of proficiency tests (PT). For many …

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Pathology, Inc. Sells Equity to Raise Capital

CEO SUMMARY: In looking how to propel its business to the next level, the partners at Pathology, Inc., opted not to sell their pathology group practice. Instead, they chose to raise capital by selling equity in their company to a group of investors. In this exclusive interview, executives…

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Attorney General Brown Sues Seven California Labs

CEO SUMMARY: California Attorney General Jerry Brown made a big splash last month by accusing seven lab firms of committing “massive fraud and kickbacks” under state Medicaid laws. However, he is relying on a legal theory that has not prevailed in some prior court cases invol…

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