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Memorial Hermann Sells Outreach Lab to Quest

Health system to sell outreach lab business, Quest gets contract to manage inpatient, other labs

>CEO SUMMARY: Need for more capital is probably one reason why Memorial Hermann Health System decided to sell its large clinical laboratory outreach business to Quest Diagnostics in a transaction both organizations announced on Jan. 27. Although terms of t...

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First EKRA Guilty Plea Involves Lab Kickback

Only 15 months after enactment of EKRA, prosecutors win first case involving a lab and bribe

>CEO SUMMARY: Federal investigators wasted little time in using the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018 (EKRA) to prosecute fraud involving clinical laboratories and providers. The manager of an opioid treatment center in Kentucky pleaded guilty last month to three co...

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Northwell Health Labs Produce Value-Added Outcomes, Growth

Lab Achieved Complementary Goals of Improving Patient Care and Increasing Revenue

>CEO SUMMARY: In 2008, the administration at the Northwell Health system on Long Island considered selling its inpatient and outpatient laboratory services to a commercial laboratory company. In response, the leaders of the Northwell Health Laboratories proposed a plan to s...

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Judge Rules in Theranos Case, Elizabeth Holmes Again Is News

Attorneys for former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes and former President Ramesh Balwani are in court maneuvering before the federal case starts the trial phase this summer. Last week, Judge Edward J. Davila ruled that prosecutors from the federal Department of Justice ...

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Northwell and Memorial Health: A Tale of Two Labs

Something very unusual happened in  this  issue  of  The  Dark  Report. We analyzed the entirely opposite fates of two clinical laboratories owned by different healthcare systems. With apologies to author Charles Dickens and his opening sentence in his novel, a Tale of Two Cities, it can be said that, “for one lab, it was the best of times and for the other...

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