NEWS

DOJ Touts 2016 as Bumper Year for False Claim Act Recoveries

The False Claims Act (FCA) remains the federal government's most potent fraud enforcement tool. After sagging a tad in recent years, FCA recoveries bounced back in fiscal year 2016. As usual, the … [Read more...]

NEWS

Enforcement Firsts: Presence Health Fined $475,000 for Taking Too Long to Report HIPAA Breach

Patient health information breaches—whether from hacking, glitches or just plain old carelessness—remain an all too common occurrence in labs and other health care institutions. A new HIPAA rule took … [Read more...]

HIPAA

First HIPAA Breach Notification Settlement Totals $475,000

Patient health information breaches—whether from hacking, glitches or just plain old carelessness—remain an all too common occurrence in labs and other health care institutions. Four years ago, a new … [Read more...]

ENFORCEMENT

Enforcement Trends: 5 Insights from the OIG Semi-Annual Report

You can always count on OIG semiannual reports to Congress for two things: self-congratulation and insight into the enforcement priorities for the next six months. The most recent edition, published … [Read more...]

NEWS

News at a Glance – September 2016

HIMSS Says Hospitals Slow to Adopt Precision Medicine. Precision medicine is slowly taking hold at the nation's hospitals, but the need to build up information technology to make it an organic part of … [Read more...]

LEGISLATION

News at a Glance – August 2016

FDA Schedules NGS Workshop.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will hold a public workshop Sept. 23 to solicit feedback on the two guidance documents it released in July 2016 … [Read more...]

NEWS

News at a Glance – July 2016

Gapfill Prices Cut Reimbursement for Molecular Testing. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published interim gapfill prices for new CPT codes for molecular tests introduced earlier … [Read more...]

COMPLIANCE

Theranos Adds Compliance Focused Executives and Board Committee

By Kelly A. Briganti, Editorial Director, G2 Intelligence While still facing serious sanctions from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Theranos has been taking steps to rehabilitate its … [Read more...]

ENFORCEMENT

Democratic Committee Leaders and CMS Present Latest Challenges to Theranos

By Kelly Hardy Briganti, Editorial Director, G2 Intelligence Both the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and some high ranking Democratic Committee members had some bad news for … [Read more...]

ENFORCEMENT

Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC Pleads Guilty

By Kelly A. Briganti, Editorial Director, G2 Intelligence Amidst the guilty pleas and sentencing of dozens of individuals, the laboratory company Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS) entered a … [Read more...]


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