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UHC’s Z-Code Requirement to Commence on Aug. 1

‘Wave one’ of the implementation specifies Z-codes to be required for almost 250 CPT codes

CEO SUMMARY: In what may be an alarming development for certain clinical laboratories, as of Aug. 1, UnitedHealthcare will require Z-codes for molecular test claims filed under its co...

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Data Analytics Improves Lab Productivity, Turnaround Time

MultiCare Health sees $4M in cost reduction after gaining greater access to its diagnostic data

CEO SUMMARY: An increased ability to analyze internal diagnostic data helped MultiCare Health System improve laboratory test turnaround times in real time and more efficiently staff i...

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UnitedHealthcare Policy Change Requires NPI Numbers on Medicare Advantage Claims

ANOTHER NEW POLICY RECENTLY ANNOUNCED by UnitedHealthcare (UHC) sets a deadline for June 1, 2023, requiring clinical laboratories and other ancillary providers to include the ...

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CLIA Lab Accreditors Reveal Most Frequent Deficiencies

Lapses in competency assessments prove to be a common theme among the four accrediting groups

CEO SUMMARY: CAP, The Joint Commission, COLA, and A2LA took the stage at the recent Executive War College to detail their respective lists of the 10 most often-cited standards during...

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CMS Ends Remote Reading of Pathology Glass Slides

However, in a nod to digital pathology, remote review of whole slide imaging remains

CEO SUMMARY: On the day the federal government ended the public health emergency for SARS-CoV-2, CMS issued an updated FAQ that ended the allowance for remote reviews of glass slides...

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Elizabeth Holmes Still Wants ‘To Contribute’ in Healthcare

Theranos founder tells The New York Times she may never be able to fully pay legal bills


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Despite COVID-19 Losses, IVD Executives Remain Upbeat

Companies report on Q1 2023 financials, looking for growth from expanded molecular testing menus

Continuing declines in COVID-19 test revenues was a common theme during the first quarte...

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For Labs, a Little Angel and Devil Sit Behind Z-Codes

Much lies underneath the surface of UnitedHealthcare’s (UHC) new policy mandating Z-code use for molecular tests covered under its commercial health plans. It’s a development that creates headaches for many genetic testing companies. As we expl...

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