QUALITY OF CARE

New Lawsuit Tests Limits of Medical Malpractice in Age of Precision Medicine

Is a health care provider's failure to refer a cancer patient for genetic counseling grounds for medical malpractice? One patient claims it is and wants $1.8 million in damages because she never … [Read more...]

PRECISION MEDICINE

Labs In Court: A roundup of recent cases and enforcement actions involving the diagnostics industry

Using Nuclear Stress Tests as Screening Procedure = Medical Necessity Violation Case: A California cardio clinic and its physician owners will pay $1.2 million to settle charges of falsely billing … [Read more...]

FALSE CLAIMS

Labs In Court: A roundup of recent cases and enforcement actions involving the diagnostics industry

Using Nuclear Stress Tests as Screening Procedure = Medical Necessity Violation Case: A California cardio clinic and its physician owners will pay $1.2 million to settle charges of falsely billing … [Read more...]

GENETIC TESTING

New Speed Record Set for Genome Analysis

Anew world record was set for fastest analysis of 1,000 genomes on Oct. 19. The achievement was a collaboration between Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Edico Genomics (San Diego, … [Read more...]

TOP OF THE NEWS

Malpractice Lawsuit Calls Out Lack of Genetic Counseling

A 36-year-old Oregon woman filed a $1.8 million medical malpractice lawsuit against her doctors and a southwest Oregon medical center for "negligent diagnosis and treatment" resulting from … [Read more...]

TESTING TRENDS

New Evidence Shows Genotype-Guided Warfarin Dosing Beneficial

Genotype-guided warfarin dosing reduced a combination of adverse events, compared to clinically guided dosing among older patients treated with warfarin before elective hip or knee arthroplasty, … [Read more...]

INDUSTRY BUZZ

Company of the Month: Interpace Diagnostics

Question: What do Parsippany, NJ-based Interpace Diagnostics and butter have in common? Answer: They're both on a roll. July 27: The molecular lab announces that Cigna will cover its ThyGenX … [Read more...]

MEDICARE COVERAGE

Reimbursement Trends: 8 Molecular Assays Score Big Coverage Wins from Medicare, Private Insurers

Molecular labs continue to gain ground with insurers. This summer, 8 more genetic assays received positive coverage decisions—4 from Medicare and 4 from private insurers. The winners included Genomic … [Read more...]

PRECISION MEDICINE

Medicare Reimbursement: 4 Molecular Assays Score Big Coverage Wins

Molecular labs continue to gain ground with Medicare securing four key approvals via finalization of Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) issued by principal contractor Palmetto GBA this spring. All … [Read more...]

FDA

Cutting Edge Dx Approvals Threaten FDA’s Fuddy-Duddy Reputation

A trio of recent FDA product approvals in the diagnostics space have belied the agency's traditional reputation for resisting medical innovation. Here's the timeline for what has become an exciting … [Read more...]


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