DOJ

Medical Necessity Requirement Bites Anatomic Pathologists

By Robert Mazer  bio The DOJ has announced two separate settlements involving claims for allegedly unnecessary special stains. Medicare permits a pathologist to order special stains when … [Read more...]

MANAGING THE LAB

5 ways to end generational stereotyping in your lab

By Dr. William A. Schiemann  bio These days, the Millennial Generation is hyped, perhaps even more than Baby Boomers were hyped in the 1950s and 1960s. As I meet with executives around the … [Read more...]

EMERGING MARKETS

Blood-Based Concussion Diagnostic Tests

There is a great need for better tools to diagnose concussion. Currently, there is no single marker of panel of markers in widespread clinical use and diagnosis remains based on clinical judgment. But … [Read more...]

ENFORCEMENT

Liability Traps to Avoid:
Commission-Based Lab Marketing Arrangements

Contracts between labs and sales and marketing firms raise red flags under both the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and Stark Law, especially when payment is by commission or based on the volume or value … [Read more...]

EMERGING MARKETS

Key Players in Blood-Based Concussion Testing Market

There is a great need for better tools to diagnose concussion. Currently, there is no single marker or panel of markers in widespread clinical use and diagnosis remains based on clinical judgment. But … [Read more...]

MARKET TRENDS

FDA EUAs for Zika Tests
(As of March 15, 2017)

Date Issued Test Company Feb. 26, 2016* CDC Zika Immunoglobulin M (IgM) Antibody Capture Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay Zika MAC-ELISA March 17, 2016* CDC Trioplex Real-time RT-PCR … [Read more...]

MARKET TRENDS

Emerging Markets: The Rapid Rise of Commercial Zika Diagnostics

The rapid emergence of the Zika threat is creating a new in vitro diagnostics market that did not exist a year ago. Here's a quick overview of the Zika market, how it developed and where it stands … [Read more...]

INVESTMENTS

Inside the Lab Industry: Silicon Valley Bank Reports Steady 2016 Dx Investments, Declining Exits

Investments in the diagnostics and tools (Dx/Tools) sector remained steady in 2016, according to Silicon Valley Bank's annual report, Trends in Healthcare Investments and Exits 2017. The report's … [Read more...]

NEWS

The 6 Things Labs Need to Know About the Trump Travel Ban

Although the first Trump travel ban didn't survive, a new version is already in the works. Although we don't yet know the details, the expectation is that the new travel ban will look a whole lot like … [Read more...]

PARTNERSHIPS

AACC Collaborates on Adaptive Learning Resource

Laboratory professionals will now have a new tool in the search for knowledge. The American Association for Clinical Chemistry, the NEJM Group, and Area9 Learning are joining forces to provide AACC … [Read more...]


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