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Some prostate cancer policies drive overdiagnosis, argue experts
Prostate cancer test-by-request policies have led to excessive PSA testing for asymptomatic men, overdiagnosis, overtreatment, and inequity, contend experts.
May 18, 2023
English study finds demographic differences in COVID-19 rates between pandemic waves
Researchers found major ethnic, religious, and social differences in COVID-19 infection rates between the second and third pandemic waves in England.
April 4, 2023
Medicare policy increases access to noninvasive colorectal cancer tests: Exact Sciences
CMS is expanding coverage for certain colorectal cancer screening tests by reducing the minimum age payment and coverage limitation from 50 to 45 years.
December 20, 2022
CDC’s five-day isolation period after COVID infection may not be sufficient
Stanford University researchers have published findings indicating that rapid antigen tests remained positive in 27% of the participants in a study after seven days of isolation.
October 19, 2022
Week in Review: Multicancer early detection at ESMO, DiaSorin nabs FDA clearance for COVID-19 kit, IVD industry urges Congress to enact SALSA, and more
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September 14, 2022
AACC calls for policies on AI in medical, healthcare fields
The AACC is also calling for the federal government to increase funding for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ongoing effort to harmonize laboratory test results. It also said federal policy should prioritize payment reforms that promote secure, ethical, and reciprocal data sharing among health systems and providers.
July 29, 2021
Revival of VALID Act draws mixed response
The issue of diagnostics regulation has emerged as a political lightning rod, with some faulting the Trump administration's response to the outbreak and others blaming what they claim is a history of federal overregulation of clinical labs.
March 8, 2020
CAP paints rosy picture of pathology jobs
CAP leaders tackled workforce issues and pessimistic sentiment among residents about the outlook for employment in pathology during a panel at the meeting, which runs from September 21-25 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL, near Orlando.
September 24, 2019
CAP: Action on surprise medical bills may collapse, despite bipartisan support
Surprise billing is at the forefront of issues on CAP's advocacy agenda, said Dr. Donald Karcher, chair of CAP's Council on Government and Professional Affairs. He moderated a panel on timely advocacy topics at the meeting, which is being held at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL, near Orlando.
September 22, 2019
Point-of-care testing tackles diabetes risk in Texas
Public health officials in Denton County decided to take advantage of POC testing's unique capabilities to address a rising diabetes incidence rate among low-income people in their area. As a result of its efforts, the department boosted hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) testing rates and achieved a 38% overall reduction in HbA1c levels in this target population.
September 11, 2019
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