State Laws

New Legislative Efforts Aim to Keep Payors from Denying Patients’ Access to Genetic Biomarker Testing

Payor use of preauthorization requirements to hold up providers and deny patients medically necessary care has come under fire not only within the Department of Health and Human Services and US … [Read more...]

HUMAN RESOURCES

Making hybrid work: Charting a new playbook for a future-ready workplace

By Lynne Curry Employers thought employees would want to come back to their offices, where they had easy access to equipment, coworkers, and managers. They were wrong. COVID-19 untethered us from … [Read more...]

Labs in Court

Texas Says Employee Can Sue Testing Lab for Botching Random Drug Test Required by Employer

  Case: A pipefitter who got fired after flunking a random drug test sued the testing lab and provider that collected the hair follicle sample for negligence. The defendants claimed that they owed a … [Read more...]

Health Care Reform

New COVID-19 Relief Law Aims to Ease the Health Insurance Crisis

Even by U.S. government standards, $1.9 trillion is a lot of money. But that’s the money value of the COVID-19 relief under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) signed by President Biden on … [Read more...]

Health Care Reform:

New Administration May Not Be Enough to Save the ACA

Patients, payors and health exchanges await nervously as the drama over the Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka Obamacare) continues to play out. It looked like the U.S. Supreme Court had settled the issue … [Read more...]

Health Reform

Will Transition to a New Administration Be Enough to Save the ACA?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka Obamacare) has gained a powerful new ally in its bid to stave off legal extinction at the hands of the Supreme Court: the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). On Feb. … [Read more...]

Labs In Court

A roundup of recent cases and enforcement actions involving the diagnostics industry

SCOTUS Agrees to Step in and Resolve Obamacare Constitutionality  Case: Before COVID-19, the health care issue that kept millions of Americans up at night was the future of the Affordable Care … [Read more...]

ACA Update

SCOTUS Agrees to Rule on Obamacare for the Third Time

Before the coronavirus outbreak, the health care issue that kept millions of Americans up at night was the future of Obamacare, aka, the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare). Having already having … [Read more...]

ACA Update: Uncertainty Will Continue as Supreme Court Passes Up Chance for a Quick Resolution

The agony of uncertainty over the fate of the Affordable Care Act will continue for at least another 12 months. The U.S. Supreme Court all but ensured that on Jan. 21, when it passed up the invitation … [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...]


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