WHISTLEBLOWERS

Labs In Court: A roundup of recent cases and enforcement actions involving the diagnostics industry

No Dice for Whistleblower Claim Blaming Software Firm for Double-Billing Case: A physician coding supervisor for a North Carolina health system that used billing software from Epic filed a qui tam … [Read more...]

LEGISLATION

Labs In Court: A roundup of recent cases and enforcement actions involving the diagnostics industry

ACLA Goes for Jugular in PAMA Challenge Case Case: Attorneys for the American Clinical Laboratory Association asked the federal court for summary judgment in its lawsuit challenging the legality of … [Read more...]

ANTITRUST

Labs In Court: A roundup of recent cases and enforcement actions involving the diagnostics industry

Allergy Firm Sues Quest for Antitrust Violations Case: Texas-based United Allergy Services (UAS) is suing Quest Diagnostics for conspiring with Thermo Fisher Scientific's Phadia business and other … [Read more...]

FALSE CLAIMS

Labs In Court: A roundup of recent cases and enforcement actions involving the diagnostics industry

$80K Is the Price for Accepting Free Testing Cups Case: Those turned out to be some pretty expensive cups! A group of addiction centers (aka, AMC) probably did not think twice about accepting free … [Read more...]

FALSE CLAIMS

Labs In Court: A roundup of recent cases and enforcement actions involving the diagnostics industry

Maine Hospital Pays $1.51 Million to Settle False Claims Charges Case: The feds charged Mercy Hospital with overbilling Medicare and MaineCare for urinalysis tests. Rather than risk a trial, Mercy … [Read more...]

ENFORCEMENT

Labs In Court: A roundup of recent cases and enforcement actions involving the diagnostics industry

Free Point of Care Test Cups Results in $64K Kickback Settlement Bill Case:The embers from the Millennium Laboratories case, which settled in 2015, continue to smolder. The latest collateral … [Read more...]

ANTI-KICKBACK

Labs In Court: A roundup of recent cases and enforcement actions involving the diagnostics industry

Urinalysis Lab Caught Up in Tennessee Opiate 'Pill Mill' Scam Case: A urinalysis lab with a shady past figures prominently in an equally shady scheme involving TennCare, Tennessee's Medicaid program. … [Read more...]

ENFORCEMENT

Labs In Court: A roundup of recent cases and enforcement actions involving the diagnostics industry

Spine Clinic Owner Indicted for Falsely Billing Quantitative Urinalysis Tests Case: The co-owner and billing manager of a Louisiana spine and pain management clinic have been charged with falsely … [Read more...]

ENFORCEMENT

Labs In Court: A roundup of recent cases and enforcement actions involving the diagnostics industry

Health System Pays $6.5 Million to Settle Urine Test Upcoding Charges   Case: A lab director filed a whistleblower suit claiming that Carolinas Healthcare System upcoded what should have been … [Read more...]

Labs In Court:
A roundup of recent cases and enforcement actions involving the diagnostics industry

BLS Bribery Case Gets Criminal Case: The massive federal crackdown against doctors who allegedly took bribes from New Jersey-based Biodiagnostic Laboratory Service (BLS) in exchange for Medicare test … [Read more...]


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