January 2019

Lab Execs Share Outlook for 2019

Quest Continues Cost-Cutting and Efficiency Initiatives

UnitedHealthcare Preferred Lab Network To Launch July 1

February 2019

LabCorp Buying DMC Outreach Lab

Many Hospital Labs Still Don’t Know They Must Report PAMA Data

UnitedHealthcare’s New Preferred Lab Network Taking Aim At High-Cost Hospital Labs

March 2019

CMS Issues Quidance On Pama Reporting

Largest Nursing Home Lab Company Seeks Bankruptcy Reorganization

Survey Says “Lack of Respect” Leads to Pathologist Burnout

April 2019

More Inclusive PAMA Reporting Is Top Priority At ACLA Meeting

What Kind of Company is 23AndMe

DMC Cancels Deal To Sell Outreach Lab To LabCorp

May 2019

United’s Preferred Lab Network Has No Teeth

Anthem BCBS “Rate Alignment” Means Big Cuts For Some Pathology Services

Public Lab CEOs  Paid Average of $4 Million



June 2019

Debt Collection Company Hack May Affect 20+ Million Patients

Starups Racing To Bring AI-Based Pathology Tools To Market

Alverno Labs Starts Move to 100% Digital Pathology

July 2019

New Bill Calls For 1-Year Delay In PAMA Reporting

Northwell Health Leads In Growth Among Large Hospital-Owned Labs

AMCA Files For Bankruptcy After Massive Data Hack

August 2019

ACLA Wins Appeals Court Decision; HHS Likely To Request Rehearing

Technical Rates for Many Pathology Services To Get Small Boost Under Proposed MPFS

Three Genomics Labs Raise $573 Million From IPOs



September 2019

LE Interviews The Notorious Chris Riedel

PathGroup Buys Southeastern Pathology Associates

Former Quest Pathologists Open New Laboratory


October 2019

Anthem Makes Some Small Concessions In “Rate Alignment” Strategy

Primary Care Docs Likely To Get More At Expense Of Pathologists And Other Specialists In 2021

Florida Cancer Specialists Opens Expanded Pathology Lab


November 2019

United Adds Teeth To Preferred Lab Network

Pathology Rates Will See Little Change Next year, But Significant Cuts Scheduled For 2021

Trident Pays $8.5M To Settle Kickback Allegations; Emerges From Bankruptcy Reorganization



December 2019

Can The Next PAMA Survey Be Stopped?

Non-Reporting Hospital Outreach Labs At Risk Of Huge PAMA Penalties

Labs in Quandary With EKRA Ban On Commissions Still in Effect