TESTING TRENDS

ACA Impacts Screening Test Usage

As efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have not yet resulted in its repeal, it appears there has been an uptick in preventive screening caused by the ACA. Yet, cancer-screening rates in … [Read more...]

FDA

FDA Exempts 71 Class I Device Types From 510(k) Filings

The FDA has determined that 71 device types, including some diagnostic test kits, should be exempt from 510(k) filings. These devices are deemed "sufficiently well understood and do not present … [Read more...]

TOP OF THE NEWS

Trump Budget “Blueprint”: 4 Ways It Will Impact Labs

President Trump's 2018 budget proposal includes a number of items likely to affect your laboratory. Here are the four things lab managers need to know about the proposal. What It Is & Is Not The … [Read more...]

HEALTH CARE REFORM

So, Now What? How a Trump Presidency Will Impact Labs & the ACA

Needless to say, the election of Donald Trump will have major ramifications on not just labs but the entire health care industry. But while changes are a certainty, it is far from clear what and how … [Read more...]

Labs Quickly Move Toward Electronic Reporting of Public Health Information

When Patricia Quinlisk, M.D., joined the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) two decades ago, laboratories reported their results in a time-honored fashion: paper forms filled out by hand or … [Read more...]

Inside the Lab Industry: Two Models for the Hospital Outreach Business: Dive In or Stay on Sidelines

The two biggest deals Quest Diagnostics has consummated in recent months involved hospital outreach laboratories. In October, it announced that it was acquiring the outreach business of the UMass … [Read more...]

Sonora Quest CEO Discusses the Role of Labs in ACOs

As Dave Dexter sees it, laboratories will have to be aggressive in order to assume an appropriate role in accountable care organizations (ACOs). That was the message Dexter, chief executive officer … [Read more...]

G2 Releases New Market Analysis Report

The year 2014 may be one of the most momentous in health care delivery since the creation of the Medicare and Medicaid programs nearly a half-century ago. And G2 Intelligence, which publishes … [Read more...]


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