WHISTLEBLOWERS

Tool: Model Hotline Allegations Investigation Procedure

The OIG Model Compliance Plan for Clinical Laboratories requires labs to establish mechanisms for not only receiving but promptly investigating internal complaints and reports of potential compliance … [Read more...]

EMPLOYMENT

Social Media and Hiring: Can You Use Facebook to Screen Job Applicants?

The consensus seems to be that the popular employer practice of demanding Facebook passwords from job applicants and screening their pages is both morally "wrong" and "illegal." … [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...]

Top 10 Compliance Issues and Tips for 2016

January is a time for reflection and resolutions. For compliance officers that means evaluating compliance risks. G2 Compliance Advisor surveyed experts in laboratory compliance for the top issues … [Read more...]

Set Specific Compliance Goals for the New Year

A new year is a time for new year’s resolutions. This year, consider setting some compliance goals as the new year’s resolutions for your laboratory. Healthcare attorney David Gee of Davis Wright … [Read more...]

Evaluate, increase your lab’s compliance budget

The Health Care Compliance Association's (HCCA's) compliance officer and staff compensation survey sheds light on how your colleagues are faring from a salary standpoint (See G2 Compliance Advisor, … [Read more...]

HCCA Releases Compliance Officer/Staff Compensation Data

Just in time for budget season, the Health Care Compliance Association has released a report demonstrating the resources health care organizations are devoting to their compliance programs. The report … [Read more...]

Consider Certification for Compliance Officers and Staff

Laboratories should encourage or even require their compliance professionals to obtain compliance certification. As the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) reported in its recent compliance … [Read more...]

Feds, Private Actors Increasing Scrutiny of Anti- Competitive Activity

Labs should review their conduct and relationships with others, now that there's been a renewed interest in whether they are engaging in unlawful antitrust activity. Antitrust lawsuits involving labs … [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...]


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