Lab Industry Executive Writes Op-Ed Warning That Proposed Medicare Regulations Threaten Clinical Laboratory Testing Industry
Implementation of the proposed Medicare rules is likely to lead to the financial failure of many smaller medical laboratories, thus disrupting medical care in many communities across the United States
Three newly proposed Medicare regulations announced last month are major threats to the clinical laboratory testing industry. In fact, one medical laboratory industry executive asserts that implementation of the proposed Medicare rules could result to such an extent that only two large testing companies may be left if the proposed Medicare regulations become final.
Proposed in July, these Medicare rules, “would change the practice of pathology in this country and severely affect patient care—especially for patients with cancer,” wrote Marc D. Grodman, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRLI), of Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Grodman’s opinions were published in an op-ed article in The Hill newspaper in Washington, D.C.
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