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Pathologist Makes News at Elizabeth Holmes Trial

Testimony of ex-Theranos laboratory director illustrates the risks that come with lab oversight

CEO SUMMARY: During the trial, a pathologist who formerly was CLIA lab director at Theranos testified about the little regard Theranos executives had for federal proficiency testing regulations labs must follow to retain their CLIA license. Another point of contention was how this p...

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Lab Market Update By 2027, Walgreens Wants 1,000 Primary Care Clinics

Pharmacy chain giant wants to compete against the primary care clinics operated by CVS, Walmart

PRIMARY CARE IS COMING TO A RETAIL CLINIC NEAR YOU! It may not happen overnight, but it will happen. Walgreens Boots Alliance just announced its goal of building 1,000 primary care clinics at its retail pharmacies by 2027. CVS and Walmart have similar plans. These plans were a...

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Federal Rule to Revise Out-of-Network Billing

New surprise billing rule taking effect on Jan. 1 may be an unwelcome financial surprise for pathologists

CEO SUMMARY: Remaining out of network with health insurance companies may boost revenue for providers, including anatomic pathologists and emergency room physicians. But the good times may soon end. Last month four federal agencies issued rules that implement new requirements under ...

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Managed Care Update UnitedHealth’s Lab Test Registry Implementation Delayed Again

ANOTHER DELAY WAS ANNOUNCED FOR IMPLEMENTATION of UnitedHealthcare’s Laboratory Test Registry Protocol, which requires clinical laboratories to register each of their tests with the health insurer. This latest delay likely is the result of operational issues on behalf of the managed care com...

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SUNY Hospital Uses Drones to Move COVID Test Kits

Overseas, drone technology firms in Scotland and Ghana transport lab specimens up to 40 miles

CEO SUMMARY: One healthcare trend accelerated by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is the use of drones to move COVID-19 test kits, specimens, and medical supplies. Earlier this year, the SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital in Syracuse tested the reliability of drones to move unused COVI...

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CAP Introduces Features to Aid CLIA Inspections

Today’s multi-site laboratory organizations have new needs when undergoing a CLIA inspection

CEO SUMMARY: Clinical labs are changing in multiple ways and the College of American Pathologists regularly revises its CLIA accreditation processes in response to these changes. One such change is the growth in the number of integrated delivery networks that operate multiple hospit...

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Primary Care’s Shift to Telehealth and Pharmacies

Primary care patients are a major source of lab test referrals to the nation’s clinical laboratories. Until recent years, the typical primary care clinic was located in or near the medical campus of the local hospital and was probably owned by the doctors who staffed the clinic.  Three things are changing this traditional mod...

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