New Obamacare Mandate on Screening and Preventive Care May Benefit Clinical Pathology Laboratories

Increased medical laboratory test utilization might result from this new policy Last month, another Obamacare mandate took effect which may lead to an increased volume of laboratory tests referred to the nation’s clinical laboratories and pathology groups. Effective on September 23, 2010, health plans must cover a host of screening and preventive medical services for which patients are not to be required to pay any money out-of-pocket. It would appear that this mandate was included in the...

Doctors turn Tables on Payers with Satisfaction Ratings

When it comes to satisfaction ratings, physicians in Houston have turned the tables on payers! In a groundbreaking survey, the Harris County (Texas) Medical Society allowed physicians to rate health insurance companies. Results were made available late last year and were widely publicized across newspapers and healthcare magazines. It seems only fair that physicians, who increasingly find themselves rated by health insurance companies, should get the opportunity to turn the tables and rate the...

Businesses Turn to On-Site Health and Wellness Clinics to Cut Cost

American employers, faced with the rising costs of insuring their employees, are turning to on-site health and wellness clinics to improve employee health, boost employee productivity, and reduce their costs. When Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN) told the story of its health and wellness clinic at its main corporate campus in Kansas City, it was a rapt audience at the Executive War College in Miami last May. Bill Wing, Cerner’s Vice President for Health-E Services, shared the many ways...
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