News-At-A-Glance: Tuomey Healthcare System Files Stay

Tuomey Healthcare System (Sumter, S.C.) has filed a motion for stay of a $70 million payment in order to prevent bankruptcy, according to an April 9 order in U.S. District Court for the District of … [Read more...]

OIG Again Demonstrates Its Prowess in Bringing Fraudsters to Justice

Government agencies this month announced a nationwide takedown by Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations that involved six cities and charges against 90 individuals for their alleged participation in … [Read more...]

Compliance Perspectives: Keeping Legal Advice In-House: Protecting the Attorney-Client Privilege

Given that laboratories operate in a heavily regulated environment, the advice of legal counsel is integral to ensuring compliance with the many laws and regulations that govern the laboratory … [Read more...]

LabMD vs. FTC Trial Delayed Amid Dramatic Twists and Turns

The highly anticipated trial of LabMD versus the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been interrupted by a related investigation by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The … [Read more...]

G2 Compliance Perspectives: Implications for Clinical Laboratories In the OIG’s Proposal to Expand CMP Authority

There are potentially significant implications for the clinical laboratory industry in a proposed rule published in the Federal Register on May 12 that amends and expands the authority of the Office … [Read more...]

All False Claims Act Qui Tam Cases Will Get Criminal Reviews

Under a new Department of Justice (DOJ) process for qui tam complaints, all new civil complaints are reviewed by the criminal division as soon as they are filed to determine if a parallel criminal … [Read more...]

LabMD versus the FTC Will Finally Move Forward

An important security case pitting the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against LabMD, a former laboratory testing company forced to cease operations because of the FTC’s action, will finally be moving … [Read more...]

Effective Compliance Program Could Have Thwarted Rogue Employees

The plea agreement accepted by Vic Wadhwa of Frederick, Maryland on Dec. 15, 2014, will end court proceedings for Wadhwa in a federal antikickback case that involved multiple pain management clinics, … [Read more...]

LabMD versus the FTC Will Finally Move Forward

An important security case pitting the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against LabMD, a former laboratory testing company forced to cease operations because of the FTC’s action, will finally be moving … [Read more...]

Effective Compliance Program Could Have Thwarted Rogue Employees

The plea agreement accepted by Vic Wadhwa of Frederick, Maryland on Dec. 15, 2014, will end court proceedings for Wadhwa in a federal antikickback case that involved multiple pain management clinics, … [Read more...]


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