CMS delays data reporting for labs January 17, 2020 -- As expected, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has delayed the timeline for labs to report data on tests by one year -- from the first quarter of 2020 to the first quarter of 2021.
CompuGroup revamps lab software January 17, 2020 -- Electronic health solutions company CompuGroup Medical has released updates to its Labdaq laboratory information system and Labnexus cloud-based web portal, with changes reflecting feedback from customers.
Survey: Doctors would take pay cut to reduce burnout January 16, 2020 -- Some 50% of physicians queried in a new survey said they would take a salary reduction of as much as $50,000 annually to reduce burnout. Out of 29 medical specialties, pathologists ranked 23rd, with 36% reporting burnout, according to a January 15 report from Medscape. Discuss
AI seeks role in evaluating prostate biopsies January 9, 2020 -- An investigational artificial intelligence (AI) system demonstrated excellent performance for differentiating benign from cancerous findings in prostate biopsies and matched the performance of urological pathologist experts for gauging disease severity, researchers reported online January 8 in Lancet Oncology. Discuss
Applied BioCode respiratory panel gets U.S. OK January 7, 2020 -- Applied BioCode's Respiratory Pathogen Panel designed for use with its BioCode MDx-3000 molecular system has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
German insurer may pay for breast gene tests January 3, 2020 -- German healthcare insurance provider Techniker Krankenkasse may soon start reimbursing for breast cancer gene expression tests, such as Agendia's MammaPrint.