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In addition, Biolidics entered a distribution agreement with Clearbridge Medical Group to distribute tests in multiple Asian countries and Australia. 

The groups have written draft recommendations and are now asking for public comment from pathologists and other stakeholders.

The registry is designed to help pathology practices comply with requirements under Medicare’s Quality Payment Program and Merit-Based Incentive Payment System.

While legislation and lawsuits sought to blunt PAMA's impact, labs also employed new technologies and strategies to cope with anticipated price cuts.

Efforts to pass a nationwide surprise billing law appear stalled for now, but state laws and proposals for federal legislation still loom large for labs.

The lab can now receive US specimens for testing with its LiquidHallmark blood test that detects cancer-causing gene mutations and viruses.

An IASLC survey showed that molecular testing is not performed in line with expert guidelines, which means only a minority of lung cancer patients are benefitting from precision oncology.

As NGS testing becomes more widespread, labs, payors, and professional groups confront questions about which genes should be required as part of clinical assays.

Practical, technological, and systemic challenges are putting pathologists in tough positions, facing competing demands for molecular analysis of limited biological samples.

With two FDA-cleared platforms available, the technology is drawing clinicians interested in reaping its near-term benefits while preparing for its future impact.

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