Judging the UnitedHealth Decision to Drop Quest Diagnostics in Favor of LabCorp

There was plenty of reaction to last week’s news that UnitedHealth Group had awarded an exclusive, ten-year, national lab testing contract to Laboratory Corporation of America. That contract award excluded Quest Diagnostics Incorporated. Across the laboratory industry, pathologists and lab directors are keenly interested to learn how this may affect the market for physicians’ office-based lab testing in their communities. Phones and e-mails have been flying into our offices with...

CIGNA HealthCare Renews National Lab Contract with LabCorp

Laboratory Corporation of America (NYSE: LH) announced yesterday that it had executed a multi-year clinical laboratory services contract renewal with CIGNA HealthCare (NYSE: CI). An important facet of the renewal, noted in LabCorp’s press release, is that “LabCorp will no longer be contractually restricted from marketing that the Company is a fully participating, in-network provider to CIGNA HealthCare for all services in all major markets.” “This agreement is important because we will...

What You Told Us: Results from the Dark Daily Survey

Thanks to everyone who participated in our first Dark Daily reader survey earlier this month. We got a fantastic turnout for our first survey and got some great feedback which we will certainly be able to use to improve Dark Daily. As promised, we wanted to share some of the results with you. • 44% of our readers found out about Dark Daily from The Dark Report, 20% found out from a colleague of theirs, 14% from a Web search, and 13% from the Executive War College. • 50% of our subscribers have...