January 2014

3-Month “Doc Fix” Delays 24% MPFS Cut

CMS Uses Competitive Pricing Info to Slash BRCA Test Price by Half

Is Aurora Seeking a Restructuring or Not?

February 2014

Lab Lobby Spending Targets CLFS Revaluation, In-Office Labs and Regulation of LDTs

Quest Seeks Answers and $90M From Defunct Debt Collector

Labcorp 2013 Financials

March 2014

Survey Highlights Doctors’ Challenges in Ordering and Interpreting Lab Tests

New NCCI Policy Cuts Fish Test Rates by 50%

Pathology Institute 2014 Highlights

April 2014

Women’s Health Connecticut Opens Lab

CMS to Use Private Insurance Rates to Determine Part B Lab Test Reimbursement

More on Labcorp’s IBC Contract Win

May 2014

Publicly-Traded Lab CEOs Paid Average of $2.8 Million

EHR Vendors Shifting Costs to Labs

XIFIN Seeks $5 Million from PAML

June 2014

Eurofins to Buy Viracor-IBT For 3.2X Revenue

Aetna Slams Out-of-Network Labs With New Rates Set at 75% of Medicare

Qiagen and Amgen Get FDA Approval for Vectibix/KRAS Test

July 2014

Technical Rates Get a Boost in Proposed Fee Schedule for 2015

OIG Report Spotlights Lab Billing Red Flags

Digipath to Open Marijuana Testing Lab

August 2014

Proposed Hospital Outpatient Rule Seeks to Package Pathology Services

FDA to Phase in Regulation of LDTs

Labcorp Midyear Results


September 2014

DOJ Investigating Lab Payements to Doctors

CMS Driving Blind as it Pushes More Services Into Outpatient Bundles

Veracyte to Buy Allegro Diagnostics

October 2014

United Begins LBM Program in Florida, But Delays Claims Enforcement

Growing Skepticism on Digital Pathology

Flow Cytometry in CMS Crosshairs

November 2014

No Big Surprises in Final Physician Fee Schedule For 2015

CMS Finalizes Plans to Package Pathology Services For Outpatients

Labcorp Going Deep Into Debt to Fund Acquisition of Covance

December 2014

UnitedHealthcare Moving Ahead With Full Implementation of BeaconLBS

Outpatient Bundling Means Lower Volume

Palmetto Seeks to Eliminate Code Stacking For MolDX test Panels