America’s Fastest-Growing Labs
Phlebxpress (Temecula, CA) grew its Medicare Part B test service volume by 202% per year between 2015 and 2018, making it the fastest-growing independent lab company in America over the three-year period. Phlebxpress is a mobile phlebotomy company headquartered in Southern California that serves California, Nevada, and Texas. Its highest volume Part B test services included travel allowance (P9603 & P9604) and routine venipuncture (CPT 36415).
Two other mobile phlebotomy companies, Mobile Health Labs (Orlando, FL), up 63% per year, and Unique Lab Services (Fountain Hills, AZ), up 59% per year, rounded out the top three.
Two hospital-owned outreach labs, UCLA Outreach Clinical Lab (Panorama City, CA) and Pathology Laboratory (Ankeny, IA), owned by UnityPoint Health, were also among the fastest-growing lab companies.
Overall, some 2,900 independent clinical labs saw their Medicare Part B volume decline from 352.6 million test services in 2015 to 314.2 million test services in 2018. The decline was mostly driven by the introduction of new bundled codes for drug testing (G0480-G0483), which eliminated a large volume of individually billed drug tests.