ENFORCEMENT

Investment Returns on the Federal Enforcement Dollar Continue to Drop

The business of enforcing federal health care fraud laws isn't as robust as it used to be. While revenues have remained pretty steady, return on investment (ROI) has been trending downward, providing … [Read more...]

SAFETY

Business Trends: Commercial Testing Companies ‘Sell’ Health Screenings

Several companies market an array of preventive tests directly to consumers. Are these companies and tests legit? What does the medical community have to say about such companies and advertising … [Read more...]

FDA

FDA Watch: Agency Issues New Guidance on Biotin Interference Testing

On June 13, the FDA issued a draft guidance explaining how makers of in vitro diagnostic devices (IVDs) should perform biotin interference testing and communicate testing results to labs, clinicians … [Read more...]

NEWS

ASCP Agreement with G2 Broadens Member Access to Quality Pathology and Diagnostics Content

Collaboration Allows ASCP to Better Meet Member Needs ASCP has entered into an agreement with G2 Intelligence, a division of Plain Language Media LLP, a leading provider of multimedia specialty … [Read more...]

DATA

6 Steps to Data-Driven Transformation

By Nir Kaldero  bio We're now well into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The First Industrial Revolution was about steam and railroads, the Second about electricity, and the Third brought … [Read more...]

HEALTH CARE REFORM

Latest Legal Challenge to ACA May Mean a Hot Mess for Insurance Markets

After a series of setbacks, Republicans challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its individual mandate are back at it. And this time they may win. Here's a look at the … [Read more...]

HEALTH INSURANCE

Industry Buzz: LabCorp and Quest Swept Up in Insurance Contract Partner Swap

Can you imagine Scarlett and Rhett swapping partners with Romeo and Juliet? Something like the laboratory industry equivalent of that scenario took place on May 25 when two of the nation's largest … [Read more...]

ACCREDITATION

Top of the News: ANDE Rapid DNA Platform First to Win FBI Approval

"Great news! The FBI just called." --Extremely rare phrase almost never uttered except sarcastically One of the very few exceptions to the above principle is ANDE (previously known as NetBio), a … [Read more...]

ENFORCEMENT

New Laws: Congress Doubles Penalties for Medicare Fraud & Abuse

Sneaky may be too strong a word. But what is fair to say is that the new hikes in federal health care fraud violation penalties have flown totally under the radar despite their obvious and immediate … [Read more...]

MARKET TRENDS

By the Numbers: Spike in M.D. Practice Acquisitions Drives Up Costs of Hospital Care

Hospitals are gobbling up M.D. practices at a record rate. In addition to endangering the independent physician practice, this trend is driving up the costs of hospital care by adding ever higher … [Read more...]


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