Leyden Labs unveils €40M for medicines that could prevent Covid-19 & more

Illumina, Helix track spread of more contagious coronavirus variant

  The team behind the technology used in Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine is taking another shot at viruses with a new startup developing intranasal medicines intended to prevent infection from the novel coronavirus and a range of other respiratory

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Stark, anti-kickback reforms leave labs out of value-based arrangements

Prime Healthcare settles with union workers, agrees to $458,000 in backpay

Recent changes to the federal Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute provide certain clarifications that could prove somewhat helpful to labs, but the reforms leave the industry on the outside looking in when it comes to participating in value-based care.Some observers

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Clover Health in short seller’s crosshairs, Elektra Labs building ‘tech nutrition label’ for health sensors and more digital health news briefs

Lobby with seated person and the sign "Clover Health welcomes you" on the wall

Short seller calls out Clover Health. Hindenburg Research, a short seller that describes itself as a specialist in forensic financial research, published a report criticizing Clover Health’s business and alleging that the Medicare Advantage insurtech company has not disclosed active

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COVID-19 variants could be spreading across Canada. Are labs doing enough to detect them?

COVID-19 variants could be spreading across Canada. Are labs doing enough to detect them?

Canadian labs have detected about two dozen cases of concerning COVID-19 variants in our country so far. Read more: Community spread of new COVID-19 variants may be happening in Canada: Tam A highly contagious strain first detected in the

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How Will Labs Use Expanded Molecular Testing Capacities Post-COVID-19?

How Will Labs Use Expanded Molecular Testing Capacities Post-COVID-19?

With COVID-19 vaccinations beginning this week in the US, the country is entering a new stage of the pandemic that could ultimately end in widespread suppression of the virus. The implications of this development for the lab industry are not

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Labs face turnaround challenges, CMS billing complications

Labs face turnaround challenges, CMS billing complications

With COVID-19 case numbers rising and CMS set to implement new reimbursement rules at the start of the year, managing test turnaround times will become even more urgent for clinical laboratories.Last month, CMS announced that as of January 1, 2021,

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Insurers, labs point fingers over COVID-19 test coverage, prices

Insurers, labs point fingers over COVID-19 test coverage, prices

Dive Brief: America’s Health Insurance Plans has accused out-of-network test providers of price gouging in COVID-19 testing, the latest in the debate over the cost of tests and who is paying for them after Congress mandated that patients pay nothing

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G-Core Labs and Wagner Group partner for next generation telemedicine platform

eConsult, telemedicine, Luxembourg

International cloud and edge provider G-Core Labs has partnered with Wagner Group to deliver the next generation of eConsult, the telemedicine platform mandated by the Luxembourgish government at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The platform, which was built by

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CMS to cut COVID-19 test pay by 25% for delayed results, labs cry foul

iRhythm stock leaps 33% after CMS pitches new reimbursement codes

Dive Brief: CMS is set to cut the payment rate to laboratories that take more than two days to process COVID-19 diagnostic tests, amid some reports of long wait times for results. In a statement issued Thursday, CMS said the

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