First blood drawn in pathology rent crackdown
Health officials have targeted nearly 400 GP clinics suspected of charging inflated rents for pathology collection services.
The move follows long-running allegations from the pathology industry that it is being forced to pay high rents for co-located collection centres.
Earlier this year, News Corp reported that some pathology companies were paying more to rent a “broom cupboard” in a GP clinic than a $168,000-a-year penthouse on New York’s Fifth Avenue.
The report offered no proof of any such deal’s existence, but the Department