Acquiring Pathology Laboratory Billing Expertise, McKesson Buys MED3000, Parent of PSAPath

Positioning itself to serve accountable care organizations, McKesson agrees to buy a company specializing in medical billing and physician practice management McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) announced an agreement to acquire MED3000 of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, earlier this week. One aspect of this transaction will be of particular interest to anatomic pathologists and pathology practice administrators. When it closes the sale, McKesson’s ownership of MED3000 will increase its overall national...

Blockbuster Pathology Deal Sees Japan’s Miraca Holdings Pay $725 Million to Acquire Caris Diagnostics

Deal may be just the first of more clinical laboratory acquisitions in the U.S by Japan’s largest medical lab testing company Pathology and clinical laboratory testing companies continue to go global and last week’s big acquisition in anatomic pathology gave one of Japan’s biggest clinical laboratory companies an important foothold in the United States. Miraca Holdings Inc. (TYO: 4544.T) of Tokyo, Japan, announced that it would acquire the anatomic pathology business of Caris Life Sciences,...

Health System Sells Centrex Clinical Laboratories to LabCorp

Consolidation continues in the lab testing sector that serves physicians’ offices Last week it was disclosed that the health system which owns Centrex Clinical Laboratories, Inc. is selling its laboratory testing business to Laboratory Corporation of America (NYSE: LH ). Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare stated that it expected the transaction would be finalized by the end of the year. Several times in recent years, Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare shopped Centrex Clinical Labs to interested buyers....
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