PUBLIC HEALTH

The DX Pipeline: OraSure Subsidiary’s DNA Test Sample Collection Kit Gets FDA Greenlight

On Jan 22, Ottawa-based DNA Genotek announced that it has obtained FDA 510(k) clearance for its Oragene Dx kits for collecting saliva samples for DNA testing. According to the company, Oragene Dx is … [Read more...]

NEW PRODUCTS

FDA Watch: Agency to Use EUA Pathway to Clear New Coronavirus Detection Tests

There are no FDA-cleared tests to detect the new 2019-nCoV Wuhan coronavirus. But on Jan. 28, the agency unveiled its strategy to promote the rapid development and availability of safe and effective … [Read more...]

Increasing Profits  

Strategic planning needs to evolve over time

By Nick Hernandez bio Some of my counterparts have a firm belief that strategic planning is a rigid process which should occur once every three to five years. The process they undertake is often … [Read more...]

DIAGNOSTIC DEALS

Diagnostic Deals: Lab Corp & Quest to Continue Targeting Small and Independent Labs for Acquisition

PAMA price cuts were supposed to drive consolidation in the lab market. The expectation was that price pressures would make it impossible for smaller labs to remain independent, rendering them juicy … [Read more...]

FDA Watch

Agency to Use EUA Pathway to Clear New Coronavirus Detection Tests

There are no FDA-cleared tests to detect the new 2019-nCoV Wuhan coronavirus. But on Jan. 28, the agency unveiled its strategy to promote the rapid development and availability of safe and effective … [Read more...]

Industry Buzz

Lab Companies Scramble to Bring Coronavirus Detection Tests to Market

Along with an urgent public health challenge, the outbreak of the novel 2019-nCoV coronavirus in Wuhan, China, first reported on Dec. 31, has created a strategic opportunity for makers of lab tests. … [Read more...]

Lab Safety

Doing What We’ve Always Done

By Dan Scungio bio Scenario: The reference cytology lab has always had limited storage space for supplies and specimens. They use tall wire racks to store the many liquid-based cytology specimen … [Read more...]

Current Issue of LIR

Before You Download Please read the following user agreement and confirm your acceptance of the terms before you download LIR content: I agree that I am the the only person who is accessing my … [Read more...]

Billing & Collections

Finding the “Backdoor” into Payer Networks

By Steve Selbst bio  I am delighted to be able to share with you a key “secret to success” about payer contracting. Today’s article is about getting in the “backdoor” with payers and complementing … [Read more...]

Employment Law Update

New overtime rule now in effect

By Mike O’Brien bio Jan. 1, 2020 was the deadline to comply with new FLSA overtime rule. At the end of September the Department of Labor issued its long-awaited final rule updating the salary … [Read more...]


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