Renee Caruthers covers the clinical laboratory market for 360Dx.
The list of regulated analytes needs to be reviewed and updated so that external quality controls are in place to protect patients, proficiency testing providers said.
A rapid PCR respiratory panel enabled the hospital to avoid antibiotics in 89 out of 295 pediatric patients in a one-year period.
The in-vitro diagnostic contract research organization is targeting hospitals with its new reference testing services.
In addition to lower reimbursements, Ameritox also faced a fraudulent claims lawsuit from Humana.
If successful, the blockchain pilot could serve as a model for future collaborations, alliance participants said.
As payors increase controls over reimbursements for genetic lab testing, labs are increasingly using genetic counselors as middlemen in lab test reimbursements, genetic counselors say.
Big data, automation, and low-tech changes to workspaces have combined to reduce ARUP's incidences of lost lab specimens.
The platform, which was first developed to transmit flu data to the CDC, is expanding to multiple use cases and multiple users.
Practice recommendations could serve as a guide for labs considering using the high-sensitivity assays as they become available, authors said.
CDC's MOU will seek to codify lessons learned from the public and commercial lab partnership during the Zika outbreak in the US in 2016.