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  • Sunshine Act on Cloudy Finances

    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 disclosure of any financial agreements between healthcare vendors and providers. Recent ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Discourse: Lab (Weblog) on January 29, 2014
  • CMS Reconsiders Reimbursement Cap

    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 limited reimbursements for some laboratory tests by up to 80 percent, reducing total revenue ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Discourse: Lab (Weblog) on December 19, 2013
  • "Bedless Hospitals"

    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 in the construction of “bedless hospitals.” In preparation for changes due to the ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Discourse: Lab (Weblog) on April 3, 2013