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Trump’s 7-point Healthcare Plan, Part 2
March 7, 2016 2:52 PM by Michael Jones
[Editor’s Note: This blog was originally contributed by ADVANCE staffer Valerie Neff Newitt.] Major news organizations have been quick to examine and critique the policy, and have noted that requests for further details from Trump headquarters have so Read More...
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Sunshine Act on Cloudy Finances
January 29, 2014 3:37 PM by Michael Jones
The implementation of the Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare, has already seen several new laws and regulatory measures introduced since its implementation, with many more soon to be on the horizon. One of these is the Sunshine Act, a law requiring public Read More...
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Emerging PCR trends
December 27, 2013 2:50 PM by Michael Jones
Digital technology is a factor that affects almost every field across the country. Specifically, the implementation of digital counterparts to traditional tests and assays in the clinical testing industry has already started to leave a mark on the field. Read More...
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CMS Reconsiders Reimbursement Cap
December 19, 2013 4:49 PM by Michael Jones
Across the country, laboratories and laboratory professionals have been bracing themselves for substantial cuts to Medicare reimbursements planned to move forward in the coming year. According to a press release from ASCP, the proposed cuts would have Read More...
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Generational Differences in Physicians
September 12, 2013 3:41 PM by Michael Jones
Thanks to the state of the US economy, the Baby Boomer generation has largely been forced to remain in the workforce rather than entering retirement. As recent graduates continue flood the market, this has left multiple generations and, subsequently, Read More...
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A Medicinal Redbox
May 17, 2013 2:14 PM by Michael Jones
QuiqMeds, a Pennsylvania-based company located outside of Philadelphia, deals in a very different type of vending machine. With 6 machines located in local physician’s offices in the area and plans to increase that number in the region before expanding Read More...
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A Trip Down Memory Lane
May 10, 2013 12:15 PM by Michael Jones
There’s a scene in the 60s-era AMC series “Mad Men” that involves a pregnant woman smoking and drinking while her friend’s child runs around with a dry cleaning bag over her head. All of this happens in the space of about a minute, and there are so many Read More...
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"Bedless Hospitals"
April 3, 2013 1:08 PM by Michael Jones
The introduction of two new hospital facilities in the US marks the beginning of a shift in the healthcare industry. According to a recent news release from Dark Daily, a nationwide change from inpatient- to outpatient-based treatment approaches has resulted Read More...
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Laboratory Leadership Training
March 29, 2013 12:58 PM by Michael Jones
There’s that famous saying, “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” I think it can be applied to any quality, especially leadership. As a kid, I always thought it was something people were just born with Read More...
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Meetings on the Move
January 30, 2013 10:59 AM by Michael Jones
I recently ran the Disney marathon -- It was magical. Also, long. After the race, I proceeded to consume my weight in fried food and chocolate for about a week until I finally evened out and started eating like a normal person again. Of course, I’ve written Read More...
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Insurance and Genetic Testing
January 23, 2013 5:15 PM by Michael Jones
I've discussed the possibility of genetic discrimination before . As a matter of fact, there’s even a federal law prohibiting health insurers from denying coverage based on an applicant’s genetic code -- the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), Read More...
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Thinking of Donating Used Lab Equipment?
May 23, 2012 8:02 AM by Lynn
The following is a guest blog from Jennifer Daugherty, a Business Development Coordinator for The Remi Group, LLC. Many clinical diagnosticians are now donating laboratory equipment to other healthcare organizations, research facilities, charities or Read More...
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Question Everything: Identifying Unnecessary Tests, Treatments
April 13, 2012 2:43 PM by Kelly Bocich
Have you seen these lists of common tests and treatments that are often unnecessary --or even harmful? In an effort to reduce the costs of unnecessary healthcare measures, nine specialty groups developed their own lists of Five Things Physicians and Patients Read More...
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Small Facility Needs
April 5, 2012 2:32 PM by Kerri Penno
One thing we continually learn from our readers is how much the staff, supervisor and management needs change from facility to facility, day to day. From critical access hospitals, to physician office labs or small regional facilities, the daily focus Read More...
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Has ‘Lean' Affected You?
April 3, 2012 8:02 AM by Valerie Newitt
How has "lean" impacted you personally? I'm not talking about frozen Lean Cuisine dinners, or lean months during a national recession. I'm talking about lean concepts ... a lean mindset. I've done quite a few interviews across the years with facilities Read More...
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