MANAGING STAFF

Job Interviews:
How to Ask Personal Questions without Committing Discrimination

The job interview process is a breeding ground for discrimination complaints. One common mistake: asking job applicants inappropriate questions about their nationality, marital status, religion, … [Read more...]

DATA

Data Analytics Fuels Billions of Dollars in Fraud Recoveries Says OIG, CMS

By Kelly A. Briganti, Editorial Director, G2 Intelligence A common message emerging from the government enforcement agencies is that data analytics have been critical to fraud and abuse efforts. As … [Read more...]

PATIENT SAFETY

Nearly Half of Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns Relevant to Labs

Four of the top 10 patient safety concerns, compiled from reports of more than 1.2 million safety events, literature review and expert opinion, have relevance for laboratories and diagnostics. ECRI … [Read more...]

BILLING AND COLLECTIONS

7 Service Terms to Include in Your Patient Debt Collection Agency Services Contract

Outsourcing patient collections enables labs to generate needed cash flow and concentrate on clinical operations. That, at least, is the theory. But the strategy does not always work. One of the key … [Read more...]

Yates Memo Creates Additional Compliance Risk for Labs and Their Executives

On Sept. 9, 2015, Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates issued a memorandum to all federal prosecutors and civil enforcement attorneys mandating a new emphasis on prosecuting individual … [Read more...]

FDA and CMS Address LDT Regulation Before Energy and Commerce Committee

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee heard testimony about oversight of laboratory developed tests (LDTs) from representatives of the U.S. Food and Drug … [Read more...]

How (& When) to Comply with New OSHA Chemical Safety Requirements

Over the next eight months, OSHA will be completing the phasein of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), its most important new chemical safety rules in … [Read more...]

Promote Cyber Security Awareness

In the health care industry, October is perhaps most commonly identified with Breast Cancer Awareness. Certainly it’s a topic worthy of laboratory sector attention given the industry’s role via BRCA … [Read more...]

LabMD Trial Held; Company Continues to Fight

The saga of LabMD v. the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues to twist and turn as more information comes to light about the business practices of "cyber intelligence" company Tiversa, … [Read more...]

Latest Fraud Takedown and CMS Fraud Detection Strategies Yield Big Returns

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), its Office of Inspector General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Justice Department's Criminal Division recently announced a … [Read more...]


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