Reference pricing and price shopping hold potential peril for both clinical laboratories and consumers
from DARK Daily
The Dark Report in its September 2016 issue highlighted how reference pricing is positioned to become one of the biggest contributors to price erosion medical laboratories and pathology groups have faced in more than a decade. The issue featured details of a 2016 study published in JAMA Internal Medicine outlining how Safeway's use of reference pricing for clinical laboratory tests decreased laboratory spending for itself and employees by 32 percent between 2011 and 2013 — a total savings of more than $2.5-million.
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