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2013-07-18 08:30:18

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders from the medical diagnostics, laboratory medicine, and health care fields will convene in Houston, Texas, July 28 - August 1 for the world's largest diagnostics conference and expo where experts from research and industry will exchange insights on research and application advancements. More than 17,000 attendees and an exhibit with more than 625 companies are expected. Selected research being presented includes new tests to detect...

2013-07-17 23:19:50

A2LA will offer this course November 4-5, 2013 at the Courtyard Atlanta Downtown in Atlanta, GA. The cost will be $745.00 for A2LA members and $795.00 for non-members. Frederick, MD (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) is proud to offer the training course, “ISO 15189:2012 and Medical Laboratory Accreditation,” a course created specifically for medical testing laboratory personnel. A2LA will offer this course November 4-5, 2013 at the...

2013-07-16 12:27:07

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) applauds the release of the new Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report to Congress, examining self-referral practices within Medicare for anatomic pathology services. Entitled "Action Needed to Address Higher Use of Anatomic Pathology Services by Providers Who Self-Refer (GAO-12-455)," this study investigated the impact of self-referral on anatomic pathology services, which...

2013-07-15 20:21:50

CAP Calls on Congress to Act Immediately NORTHFIELD, Ill., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The College of American Pathologists today called attention to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) documenting millions of dollars in wasteful health care spending by physicians who self-refer anatomic pathology services, and called on Congress to take immediate action outlawing this business practice. (Logo:...

2013-07-11 20:21:00

SALT LAKE CITY, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ARUP Laboratories, a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory and a leader in innovative laboratory research and development, announced today the appointment of Jerry W. Hussong, MD, as chief medical officer (CMO) and director of laboratories, effective, July 1, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110915/SF69370LOGO) Hussong will be taking over the responsibility from Sherrie Perkins, MD, PhD....

2013-07-11 13:20:24

Infectious Diseases Society of America, American Society for Microbiology collaborate to guide best use of diagnostic lab tests A new guide developed by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) will help physicians appropriately and accurately use laboratory tests for the diagnosis of infectious diseases. Laboratory test results drive approximately two-thirds of physicians' medical decisions. Published today in the journal...

2013-07-09 20:21:52

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) issued the following statement on the proposed rule published today in the Federal Register by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), "Medicare Program: Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule, Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule & Other Revisions for Part B for CY 2014" (the "Proposed Rule"): ACLA is deeply concerned with two provisions in...

2013-07-02 20:21:03

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) submitted comments today to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) regarding the agency's 2013 gapfill pricing under the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) for molecular pathology services. For 2013, CMS decided to use the gapfilling methodology to establish payment rates for more than 100 new Tier I and Tier II molecular pathology test codes which describe...

2013-07-02 08:25:39

CLEVELAND, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Case Western Reserve University has signed an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement granting University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center rights to a series of diagnostic tests to determine drug resistance and co-receptor tropism in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The phenotypic and genotypic HIV tests (or assays) were invented by Eric Arts, PhD, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine at...

2013-06-28 23:21:53

Exploring the latest advancements in medical laboratory testing. Huntsville, AL (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 Diatherix Laboratories, a clinical laboratory providing molecular diagnostic services to hospitals, physicians and healthcare providers, announced today that they will be featured in an upcoming episode of Health Heroes. Diatherix specializes in testing for infectious disease with its TEM-PCR™ diagnostic technology. In this episode, Health Heroes will explore Diatherix’ cost effective...