Inside the Lab Industry: CMS Payment Data Release Includes Labs, Pathologists

Putting an end to legal wrangling that dates back 35 years, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) earlier this month released a vast trove of Medicare Part B provider payment data that … [Read more...]

Inside the Lab Industry: CCLA Files Suit Over MAC Local Coverage Determinations

The ongoing friction between providers and Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) was elevated by a lawsuit filed last month by a leading laboratory lobby claiming the local coverage determination … [Read more...]

Labs Could Have Issues Reporting Payment Data to CMS

As the latest fix for the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) payment formula begins to be absorbed and analyzed by providers, it is becoming clear that laboratories will have enormous adjustments to make … [Read more...]

Inside the Lab Industry: Second Quarter Is Decent Showing for National Labs, Big Gain for Smaller Players

As the laboratory sector moves into the second half of 2014, is the flat growth that has defined the two large national players in recent years being left behind? New Jersey-based Quest Diagnostics, … [Read more...]

Palmetto Backtracks on Gastric Staining Guidelines

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have chimed in on the great gastric staining debate—and Medicare administrative contractor Palmetto … [Read more...]

FDA to Begin Regulating Laboratory-Developed Tests

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has come under fire in recent years from the pharmaceutical and medical device lobbies for regulatory overreach. But that has not stopped the agency from … [Read more...]