Texas Dermatopathology Laboratory Under Fire for Genetic Testing Scheme Targeting Soldiers Near Fort Hood

CBS News investigation alleges Cockerell Dermatopathology used service members to bill military health insurance system for millions of dollars of unnecessary screening tests Following its investigation, CBS News reported allegations that a Texas dermatopathology laboratory has bilked the military healthcare system out of millions of dollars by enticing service members to sign up for unnecessary genetic and drug screening tests in exchange for $50 gift cards. This latest incident adds to the...

After 4 Years and $1 Billion, the VA and DoD Abandon Plans for a Fully Integrated EHR

DoD/VA public relations debacle could provide valuable lessons for laboratory organizations looking to implement large-scale IT or operational innovations Even as the federal government is incentivizing hospitals, physicians, and all types of healthcare providers to adopt and use electronic health records (EHRs), it has admitted failure in its own attempt to integrate EHRs that serve two of the nation’s largest health benefits programs. Those two programs, the Veterans Administration (VA) and...
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