LDTs

Health Orgs Seek LDT Oversight

Calling the current regulatory system for laboratory developed tests (LDTs) "inadequate and in urgent need of updating," the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and 32 other organizations … [Read more...]

HEALTH CARE REFORM

ACA Still Intact for Now, But for How Long?

Now that President Donald Trump has taken office legislative efforts to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have begun in earnest. Both the House of Representatives and the … [Read more...]

LEGISLATION

Labs Stop VA from Allowing APRNs to Perform Lab Tests

The laboratory sector has successfully fought a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rule that would have allowed advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to "perform and supervise" lab testing. … [Read more...]

ANTI-KICKBACK

Labs Can Take Advantage of Transportation Anti-Kickback Safe Harbor

There are many benefits laboratories can't provide to beneficiaries or referral sources without violating the Anti-Kickback Statute. New changes to safe harbor regulations, however, allow labs to … [Read more...]

INSIGHT

The New Overtime Rules are Put on Hold. What Does That Mean for You?

By Mike O'Brien  bio As most of you know by now, I'm sure, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) has finalized a new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rule that, among other things, … [Read more...]

WHITE HOUSE

What Trump Administration Could Mean for ACA and Labs

Now that the election has concluded, labs and others in the health care industry have a new concern—what will the fallout be? President-elect Trump promised throughout the campaign to repeal the … [Read more...]

HEALTH CARE REFORM

Studies Examine Impact of Federal and State Policies on Health Costs and Utilization

Lab leaders often read about national and state policies. But effects of them may be harder to discover. The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) was motivated to find answers. Six recently released … [Read more...]

STATE LAW

Pay Equity Law Affects What You Can Ask Job Applicants

Massachusetts recently signed into law An Act to Establish Pay Equity, S.2119, which takes effect on July 1, 2018. The new law prevents wage discrimination based on gender and includes several … [Read more...]

STATE LAW

State Laws Highlight Need for Price Transparency

Despite the fact that the majority of state legislatures have passed some laws relating to pricing transparency for health care services, only seven states are receiving passing grades for both the … [Read more...]

LEGISLATION

New Massachusetts Law Affects Recruiting and Hiring Practices

Massachusetts recently signed into law An Act to Establish Pay Equity, S.2119, which takes effect on July 1, 2018. The new law prevents wage discrimination based on gender. The law includes several … [Read more...]


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