Emerging Markets

Technological Advances Expected to Drive Huge Growth in Diabetes Testing

Diabetes remains a major clinical challenge that generates $760 billion in global spending per year. Diagnostic testing is expected to reach $18.9 billion in 2021, a total that is likely to grow … [Read more...]

INNOVATION

Becton Dickinson Gets EUA for At-Home COVID-19 Antigen Test Providing Results by Phone

At-home rapid SARS-CoV-2 antigen testing has become a gold mine. Expanding availability, affordability and use of those tests is a central element of President Biden’s new COVID-19 response plan. The … [Read more...]

INNOVATION

Tech Giants Continue Efforts to Disrupt Healthcare Despite Google Health Shutdown

Another attempt by an outsider to disrupt the healthcare market is apparently coming to an end. According to a leaked internal memo, after three years of operation, Google has decided to unwind its … [Read more...]

Infectious Diseases

Eliminating RNA Extraction Offers Promise of Faster COVID-19 RT-PCR Testing

Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)-based molecular testing is universally recognized as the gold standard for COVID-19 testing accuracy. The downside of molecular testing is its … [Read more...]

Increasing Revenue

Manufacturers Wait Anxiously for CMS Decision on Automatic Medicare Coverage of MCIT Breakthrough Devices

Makers of innovative medical devices makers will remain on pins and needles after CMS’s decision to once more delay a final rule that would automatically provide initial Medicare coverage for new … [Read more...]

Emerging Test

New Studies Support Viability of Reliable COVID-19 Lateral Flow-Based Home Testing Device

As deaths and case rates fall, the focus of COVID-19 testing will continue to shift from diagnosing patients to screening the asymptomatic. This will fuel the demand for products that can deliver … [Read more...]

Increasing Revenue

Manufacturers Wait Anxiously for CMS Decision on Automatic Medicare Coverage of MCIT Breakthrough Devices

Makers of innovative medical devices makers will remain on pins and needles after CMS’s decision to once more delay a final rule that would automatically provide initial Medicare coverage for new … [Read more...]

Telemedicine

Americans Like Telehealth Visits and Want More

After a year in pandemic lockdown, Americans’ perception of visiting their doctors virtually rather than in-person has changed dramatically. The vast majority likes having a telemedicine option and … [Read more...]

Reimbursement

Getting Medicare Reimbursement for Telehealth Lab Services: The New CONNECT for Health Act

Like most cliches, the one about the COVID-19 pandemic’s transformation of medicine forever is laden with truth. Telemedicine is Exhibit A. Of course, telemedicine goes back decades. But the pandemic … [Read more...]

Reimbursement

CMS Mulls Automatic Medicare Coverage of MCIT Breakthrough Devices

Manufacturers of innovative medical devices are on pins and needles right now. That is because the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) delayed implementation of a final rule that was … [Read more...]


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