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The organizations requested a list of the names and contact information for individuals in each state overseeing the supply chain for testing supplies and PPE.

The insurer has issued new, lower, fee schedules to a number of Texas pathology labs, raising concerns that it could be part of a broader move to cut rates.

The PCR tests are being requested more often during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic to rule out patients with other viral respiratory conditions.

News items for the in vitro diagnostics industry for the week of April 6, 2020.

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.

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