Academic Institutions Still Rely Heavily on COVID-19 Symptom-Checking Technology Despite Questions About Its Usefulness

A New York Times report suggests that frequent testing is still the best approach to controlling spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus Many colleges and universities go to great lengths to screen their students for signs of COVID-19 using technologies that include fever scanners, heart-rate monitors, and symptom-checking apps. But a recent report in The New York Times, titled, “Colleges That Require Virus-Screening Tech Struggle to Say Whether It Works,” suggests that academic institutions...

New Report Helps Clinical Laboratories Level the Playing Field with Private Health Plans to Overcome Unpredictable Payer Policies and Get More COVID-19 Test Claims Paid in Full

PRESS RELEASE THE DARK REPORT21806 Briarcliff Dr.Spicewood, TX 78669512-264-7103 o512-264-0969 f FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Kristen Noonanknoonan@darkreport.com AUSTIN, Texas (April 9, 2021) — Since the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic last year, clinical laboratories submitting legitimate claims for COVID-19 tests regularly found themselves battling to get paid because certain private health plans simply denied these claims, often with no explanation for the denial. There are...

University of British Columbia Clinical Laboratory Proficiency Testing Program Adds COVID-19 Quality Assessments, Endows Chair

COVID-19 pandemic has brought many non-traditional medical laboratory participants into UBC’s CMPT proficiency testing program When Canada’s British Columbia Center for Disease Control (BCCDC) saw the increasing demand for of COVID-19 tests and responsibilities headed its way, it reached out to a well-regarded proficiency testing program for help. The public health agency turned to the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Clinical Microbiology Proficiency Testing (CMPT) Program. Since the...

Clinical Laboratory Scientist in British Columbia Gets Recognition for Identifying the Province’s First Case of COVID-19

Medical technologists and clinical laboratory professionals are the unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic and the public is beginning to notice Medical technologists (MTs) and clinical laboratory scientists (CLSs) are the foundation of every successful clinical laboratory. But they seldom make the news. Therefore, it is worth noting, during this COVID-19 pandemic, when clinical laboratory professionals receive public recognition for the important role they play in fighting the disease. A news...

DARK Daily: Genetic Testing Marketplace Advances at Fastest Pace in History Despite COVID-19 Outbreak: Why More Physicians Now Use Genetic Tests and How Payers Want to Control Utilization, Prices

PRESS RELEASE THE DARK REPORT21806 Briarcliff Dr.Spicewood, TX 78669512-264-7103 o512-264-0969 f FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Kristen Noonanknoonan@darkreport.com AUSTIN, Texas (March 23, 2021) – Demand for all types of genetic tests is exploding. This sector of clinical laboratory testing is robust and ever-more physicians are ordering genetic tests for a wide range of health conditions, causing a rapid increase in the number of genetic test orders flowing into the nation’s labs....
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