Gov’t Demonstrates Willingness to Use Surgical Touch in Controlling Physician Office Ancillary Service Spending

Gov’t Demonstrates Willingness to Use Surgical Touch in Controlling Physician Office Ancillary Service Spending

The administration’s 2015 federal budget, never a reliable model for the eventually passed budget, still establishes a favorable precedent for physician office laboratory (POL) testing: distinguishing between anatomic pathology services and the remaining bulk of office lab tests reimbursed under Medicare Part B. As discussed in previous posts of this blog , rate cuts to fee schedules have hit clinical lab testing hard with independent and hospital labs struggling to retain testing profitability ...


Top Five IVD Segments in the United States - Leaders in Forecast Growth

Top Five IVD Segments in the United States - Leaders in Forecast Growth

The United States is the most mature and diversified IVD market in the world, with many clinical tests first developed and approved in the country and most core testing segments already at market saturation. Established market segments such as clinical chemistry, hematology, urinalysis and over-the-counter (OTC) test products idle relatively in the U.S. market, at 1-3% growth annually, with sales growth dependent upon economic and demographic growth and laboratory re-tooling. At the other end of...