23 April 2021: Medical News Updates

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Roche DiagnosticsArtificial Intelligence could Create Better Outcomes for Bowel Cancer Patients
A test which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to measure proteins present in some patients with advanced bowel cancer could hold the key to more targeted treatment, according to research published today. A team at the University of Leeds collaborated with researchers at Roche Diagnostics to develop the technique, which will help doctors and patients to decide on the best treatment options. Rest of article

15 April 2021: Medical News Updates

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ELITechGroupStandardizing the Hematology Stain Workflow – White Paper
Standardization and consistency for in-vitro diagnostics is of crucial importance, and the analysis and examination of blood samples is no exception. The Aerospray® Hematology Pro Slide Stainer/ Cytocentrifuge provides the perfect solution for standardized and consistent staining. When coupled with the CellaVision® DM1200 the analysis and classification of the stained slides also becomes standardized and consistent which leads to a clean, efficient, and smooth workflow with excellent results – every time. Rest of article

29 December 2020: Industry News Updates

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AdvantEdge Healthcare SolutionsHouse and Senate Announce Surprise Billing Agreement
On December 11, 2020, the House and Senate committee announced a bipartisan agreement on surprise medical billing that will establish a fair framework to resolve payment disputes between health care providers and health insurance companies. Rest of article

4 December 2020: Industry News Updates

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AdvantEdge Healthcare SolutionsRule Finalized Forcing Payers to Post Negotiated Rates, Cost-sharing Data

The Trump administration has finalized a rule that will require private insurers to provider members with upfront prices – including real-time cost-sharing estimates – that they have negotiated with providers. The details are still being worked out, but a time table of how the rule will go into effect is outlined.
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20 November 2020: Industry News Updates

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AdvantEdge Healthcare SolutionsHHS Reverts Reporting Requirements for Provider Relief Fund

In September, HHS updated new reporting requirements for the Provider Relief Fund that raised concern throughout the healthcare industry. After multiple discussions with the provider community and congress HHS is now amending the guidance change to eliminate the risk of letting any of the $175 billion in PRF go unused. Even though HHS is taking a step back on the requirements created in September, it is not a complete reversal.
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10 November 2020: Industry News Updates

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Roche Diagnostics USATweetorial Tuesday

Check out Tweets on VENTANA pan-TRK (EPR17341) Assay by #RocheDiagnosticsUSA at #NTRK on their #TweetorialTuesday. Click the link to check out the tweets with images of cases stained with pan-TRK IHC and multiple-choice questions! Follow @RocheDiaUSA on twitter.
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6 November 2020: Industry News Updates

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AdvantEdge Healthcare SolutionsCMS Expands Accelerated and Advance Payment (AAP) Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) announced it would alter the Accelerated and Advance Payment (AAP) program’s repayment terms. The new repayment updates are as follows: Delay disbursement recoupments to one year from the date the payment was issued. After that first year, Medicare will automatically recoup 25 percent of Medicare payments otherwise owed to the provider or supplier for eleven months.
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23 October 2020: Industry News Updates

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Roche Diagnostics Medical and Scientific Affairs TeamDown the Ocular
Listen to Drs. Bharathi Vennapusa and Tabari Baker from Roche Diagnostics MSA discuss various topics related to NTRK gene fusion testing on Down the Ocular podcast series including methodologies and recommendations for identifying patients with IHC testing prior to NGS confirmation. Click here to listen and don’t forget to subscribe to Down the Ocular podcast series!

13 October 2020: Industry News Updates

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AdvantEdge Healthcare SolutionsProvider Relief Fund Report Requirements Update
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released additional information outlining reporting requirements for health care providers who received and accepted funding exceeding $10,000 from the Provider Relief Fund. The essential guidelines are summarized in this article: Rest of article

27 August 2020: Industry News Updates

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AdvantEdge Healthcare SolutionsProposed Rule – 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
On August 3rd, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, which includes CMS only allowing a comment period of 30 days for the draft (instead of the normal 60 day period). Rest of article