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ACLA Files Federal Court Challenge to FDA’s Final LDT Rule

BATTLE LINES ARE NOW DRAWN ON WHAT IS PROBABLY THE BIGGEST CONFRONTATION between the clinical laboratory industry and federal regulators in the past 50 years. On May 29, the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) with co-plaintiff HealthTrackRx filed a ma...

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New CISA Proposed Rule Mandates Rapid Reporting of Cyberattacks

There is another federal rule that will require compliance by clinical labs. An agency of U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security published a draft rule on April 4 that requires certain organizations—including hospitals, clinical labs, and pathology groups—to report, within 72 hours, any cyberattack and ...

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Wisconsin Diagnostic Lab’s Alternative Staff Solutions

Even as clinical laboratories and pathology groups around the nation cope with a sustained shortage of qualified staff, the team at Wisconsin Medical Laboratories has successfully kept staffing at 96% of authorized levels. One effective strategy they use is to go into the community to educate recent ...

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Lab Market Is Fragmenting, Creating New Opportunities

Even as consolidation continues in the ownership of hospitals, health systems, office-based physicians, and clinical laboratories, there is a powerful trend of fragmentation quietly transforming the way providers—including clinical labs and pathology groups—serve patients and consumers who want s...

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Labs and Path Groups Should Prepare for Arrival of ‘Perfect Storm’

In the near future, clinical labs and pathology groups will need to address three major developments. One involves the FDA proposed LDT rule. A second is the adoption by payers of guidelines that require genetic test claims to have Z-Codes. The third centers around coming reforms and updates to the 1...

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Machine Learning Is Ready to Give Clinical Labs New Capabilities

In the second part of an exclusive Q&A with The Dark Report, Clinisys CEO Michael Simpson explains how new developments in digital technologies will expand the value and role of lab test data. He predicts that labs will use artificial Intelligence (AI)...

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Clinisys CEO Discusses Strategic Changes That Labs Need to Make

In an exclusive Q&A with The Dark Report, Clinisys CEO Michael Simpson describes the main forces transforming healthcare here in the United States and abroad. He connects these trends with advances in cloud-based technology, artificial intelligence, and ...

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FDA Releases Proposed Rule to Further Regulate LDTs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken the first step to regulate laboratory developed tests (LDTs). Many in the clinical laboratory oppose the FDA on this point....

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IVD Consolidation Reduces Choices for Labs

Since the launch of The Dark Report in 1995, consolidation of hospitals, physician groups, clinical labs, p...

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Actions Pathologists Can Take to Protect Their Income

Given that pathology reimbursements are always on the chopping block and labor costs are at all-time highs, it’s understandable tha...

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