Feds Charge Silicon Valley Med Tech Executive with Massive COVID-19 Stockholder Swindle

The executive of a publicly traded Silicon Valley medical tech firm has been charged with swindling investors and insurers by misrepresenting the diagnostic capabilities of a test using finger stick … [Read more...]

Diagnostics Deals

Pandemic Infuses New Urgency Into Effort to Develop Genomics-Based Early PTSD Detection Diagnostics

In addition to death and dislocation, the global COVID-19 pandemic is likely to spawn a crisis in mental health, including a spike in post-traumatic syndrome disorder (PTSD) cases. With this in mind, … [Read more...]

DX Earnings Report

Strong Q1 Earnings Belie the True Financial Devastation of COVID-19

The bad news is that COVID-19 is very, very bad for business; the good news—sort  of—is that the pandemic had just the last few weeks of March to wreak havoc on 2020 Q1 earnings reports. And even that … [Read more...]

CORONAVIRUS

HHS Puts Information Blocking and EHI Operability on Hold Due to COVID-19 Crisis

On March 9, 2020, the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and CMS issued but didn’t publish final rules designed to improve patient access to their own … [Read more...]

COVID-19 Relief

HHS Clarifies Rules for Receipt of Provider Relief Fund Payments

If like so many other providers trying to survive COVID-19 business disruption, your lab is getting federal CARES relief payments, you need to be aware of the recent rule changes announced by HHS. … [Read more...]

Emerging Tests

SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Testing Is Here but Is It Really a ‘Game Changer’  

First came the molecular and then the serological assays. And now a third kind of coronavirus testing methodology has made its official US debut: antigen tests. Some have hailed this development as a … [Read more...]

Medicare Reimbursement

New CMS Waivers Dramatically Expand Coverage Rules for COVID-19 Testing

CMS doesn’t want the usual compliance red tape to stand in the way of desperately needed COVID-19 testing. So, on May 1, the agency issued regulatory waivers temporarily expanding coverage of testing … [Read more...]

COVID-19 Politics & Lab Testing

$3 Trillion HEROES Stimulus Bill Clears House Will Die in Senate

On May 15, the U.S. House of Representatives passed, by a vote of 208 to 199, a new $3 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill that includes $75 billion to support diagnostic testing and contact tracing … [Read more...]

Diagnostic Deals

How Curative & KorvaLabs Created a Successful COVID-19 Testing Lab in Less than a Month

Say what you will about the current state and availability of COVID-19 diagnostic testing, the energetic, imaginative and speedy response by certain segments of the lab industry has been nothing short … [Read more...]

Emerging Markets

The Money to Be Made on New SARS-CoV-2 $erology Test Products

SARS-CoV-2 serology antibody testing—reliably indicating whether persons with SARS-CoV-2 have COVID-19 or had COVID-19 and are thus presumably immune from getting it again—has the potential to provide … [Read more...]


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