DarkDaily.com Weekly E-Briefing Recap – Week Ending May 11th, 2012

Here’s what you may have missed this week in the clinical lab world. It was a busy week… HHS Proposes One-Year Delay for ICD-10 Implementation: Is This Good News for Clinical Pathology Laboratories? Published: May 11 2012 AMA opposition to ICD-10 deadline moves HHS to reconsider, while leaving some transition-ready providers rankled When it comes to implementation of ICD-10 in the United States, the “do it later” crowd seems to have convinced the Department of Health and Human...

Beckman Coulter Acquired by Danaher as In Vitro Diagnostics Industry Consolidates

Clinical pathology laboratory customers of Beckman Coulter shouldn’t see major changes Yesterday came news that Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR) of Washington, D.C., would acquire Beckman Coulter, Inc., (NYSE: BEC) of Brea, California, in a transaction valued at $6.8 billion. Beckman is among the world’s larger manufacturers of in vitro diagnostics (IVD) analyzers and automation for clinical pathology laboratories. For pathologists and medical laboratory administrators, the significance of the...
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