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...]

Emerging Tests

The FDA’s High-Stakes, High-Risk COVID-19 Serology Test Regulatory Strategy

Serology testing capable of distinguishing whether SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in a person’s systems are due to a current or previous COVID-19 infection could play a pivotal role in the re-opening process … [Read more...]

Focus On

Nearly 3 in 4 Physicians Say They Can’t Provide Easy & Rapid COVID-19 Testing

Development of new lab tests to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 coronavirus has been faster and more prolific than anybody could dare expect for a pathogen that was unknown just a few … [Read more...]

Emerging Tests

Inside the FDA’s Four-Armed COVID-19 Test Response Strategy

What started as the traditional Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) response deployed by the FDA for previous infectious illness outbreaks has rapidly evolved into something altogether different and … [Read more...]

Testing Trends

USPSTF Recommends Hepatitis C Virus Infection Screening for All Adults

In response to a spike in hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection cases among young adults, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) revised its guidance and is now recommending that all adults, not … [Read more...]