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Affordable Lab Tests by outofpocket Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 04 May 2009 5:16pm Millions of people every day struggle to contain their health care costs. The National Center for Health Care Statistics reports 43 million people under the age of 65 do not have health insurance. Consumer driven health care has arrived on the scene to try and generate competition within the health care market. Consumers need to be more aware of ... Read on »
Assessing the "True Cost" of Clinical Lab Testing by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Fri 05 Mar 2010 12:00am Dr. Brian Jackson has raised a very interesting discussion topic, the "true cost" of clinical lab testing (see: A RUP Laboratories Launches Three Tools to Promote Cost-Effective Laboratory Testing ). This goes to the very heart of the cost-effectiveness of lab testing. Below is an excerpt from the article which is self-explanatory: ... Read on »
Quest Diagnostics Agrees to Settle California Medicaid Suit for $241 Million-Overcharging for Lab Tests by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 09 May 2011 8:29pm The lawsuit contends that for 15 years Quest Labs over charged Medicaid for blood count and HIV tests.  The claim charged that Medicaid paid up to 6 times more for patients tested and being billed for Medicaid.  The state law says the billing should have not exceeded rates paid by others.  In addition a few other medical labs in California wer ... Read on »
Lab tests in health risk assessments help spot diabetes, high cholesterol and kidney disease (transcript) by David W. Patient Expert Posted Fri 17 Feb 2012 8:00am This is the transcript of my podcast interview with Dr. Harvey Kaufman of Quest Diagnostics. Williams:            This is David E. Williams , co-founder of MedPharma Partners and author of the Health Business blog.  I’m speaking today with Dr. Harvey Kaufman.  He’s a Medical Director from Quest Diagnostics and he’s also co-author of a recen ... Read on »
RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS | Cause, Symptoms, Diet, Lab tests and | HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES by Dr. Fasil M. Posted Wed 15 Feb 2012 5:21am          Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the joints and may cause inflammation of other tissues in the body.   The immune system consists of the cells and proteins in our bodies that fight infections.  An autoimmune disease occurs when our immune system doesn’t recognize ... Read on »
Displaying the Cost of Lab Tests for Physicians in Their EHRs by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Tue 07 Jan 2014 12:00am When looking for ways to provide incentives for clinicians to reduce costs through their ordering practice, it always seems that lab tests that come to mind. Here's a report about yet another published study that takes this approach (see: EHR cost data for docs? Big money saver ). Below is an excerpt from it: A ... Read on »
Theranos, Inc. And Walgreens Partner to Offer In Store Lab Tests Requiring a Few Small Drops of Blood, The Cost For Each Test = by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 10 Sep 2013 10:20pm This has been quit a story that has been developing for years with the company Walgreens is now going to business with, Theranos.   This also stands to be a bit disruption to how we perform and get lab tests.  LabCorp and Quest I’m sure have been watching it closer than anyone else as they are the ones who stand to be impacted by a new process ... Read on »
Lab tests in health risk assessments help spot diabetes, high cholesterol and kidney disease (podcast) by David W. Patient Expert Posted Wed 15 Feb 2012 12:21pm Employer-sponsored health risk assessments that include laboratory tests appear to do a remarkably good job of identifying diabetes, high cholesterol and chronic kidney disease even within an insured, well-educated population. The study ( Value of Laboratory Tests in Employer-Sponsored Health Risk Assessments for Newly Identifying Health Condit ... Read on »
More labs to test for genetics a ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:20pm More labs to test for genetics as personalized medicine continues to grow in momentum..BD Bio-Matrix Scientific Group Inc (OTCBB: BMSN), a biotechnology company focused on adult stem cell processing and cryogenic storage, announced it will open two DNA-Genetic Testing laboratories for the molecular-level detection of genes linked to specif ... Read on »
Lab tests find acetaminophen in petfood again by Matt FM. Patient Expert Posted Tue 27 Jan 2009 8:08pm There hasn't been much in the news lately about the pet food industry. Seems like the problems have quieted a bit. But in doing some searches on the industry, I came across this very recent article: ExperTox detected the painkiller in Menu Food's Special Kitty food Monday, October 22, 2007 According to ConsumerAffairs.com and Exper ... Read on »