COMPLIANCE PERSPECTIVES

How Much Time Does OSHA Have to Cite Labs for Recordkeeping Violations?

  GROUND RULE OSHA Recordkeeping Regulations (Section 1904.33) require labs and other employers to retain accurate illness and injury records) for 5 years. OSHA has a 6-month window to … [Read more...]

COMPLIANCE CORNER

Managing Kickback Risks in Lab Sales & Marketing Arrangements

As with any other business, labs need sales and marketing expertise to survive and grow in the competitive diagnostics market. But to the extent you serve patients in Medicare, Medicaid and other … [Read more...]

COMPLIANCE CORNER

Spot the Compliance Mistake(s): Customized Test Panels & Medical Necessity

SITUATION As a convenience to clients, Nonexistent Laboratories (NL) offers medical groups the option of designing their own customized test panels. NL requires the medical director of the group to … [Read more...]

MEDICAL NECESSITY

What Not to Do: Customized Test Panels

We invite you to test your compliance expertise with a new feature in G2 Compliance Advisor. See if you can identify what the laboratory did wrong in the following scenario that puts it at risk of … [Read more...]

NEWS

The 6 Things Labs Need to Know About the Trump Travel Ban

We'll leave it to others to argue whether the Trump travel ban is legal, moral or wise. What we can tell you is that while it may be on temporary hold, the travel ban and the policy it embodies are … [Read more...]

BRIEF YOUR CEO

Yates Is Gone But Her Memo Remains

Pursuing False Claims Act (FCA) and Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) prosecutions is just one of the things the US Department of Justice does to crack down on corporate wrongdoing. But while the enterprise … [Read more...]

NEWS

Five Things Labs Need to Know About the Trump Travel Ban

We'll leave it to others to argue whether it's legal, moral or wise. What we can tell you is that President Trump issued an Executive Order Jan. 27, 2017, establishing a travel ban that can affect … [Read more...]

COMPLIANCE

Is Offering Free Labelling Services to Dialysis Facilities a Kickback?

SITUATION XYZ Labs wants to offer dialysis facilities free labeling of test tubes and specimen collection containers. But rather than offering it to all dialysis facilities, XYZ Labs would provide … [Read more...]

COMPLIANCE

Brief Your CEO: The New Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors & Their Impact on Your Lab

If, like many lab managers, you are preparing to brief your CEO on significant regulatory changes from 2016 that are likely to impact business in 2017, be sure that the finalized revisions to the … [Read more...]

LAB SAFETY

Lab Safety Compliance: Match Your PPE to the Hazard

The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires employers protect workers from hazards in the workplace. PPE such as a gown is one measure for protecting health care workers from exposure to hazards … [Read more...]


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