ENFORCEMENT

OSHA Fines Address Bloodborne Pathogen and Violence Hazards

Case: OSHA fined a Pennsylvania mental health hospital $32,158 for a trio of safety violations, including failing to protect nurses, medical technicians and other employees against workplace violence … [Read more...]

ENFORCEMENT

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

Family MD Faces Jail for Taking Blood Test Referral Bribes. Case: It took the jury just four hours to find a 79-year-old New Jersey family physician guilty of all 10 counts of accepting bribes from … [Read more...]

NEWS

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

Quest Pays $315K for Self-Disclosed Rent Kickbacks to MDs. Case: Quest Diagnostics agreed to pay $315,093 for allegedly paying kickbacks to a referral source. Quest self-disclosed the conduct which … [Read more...]

ENFORCEMENT

HHS Blocked from Enforcing Gender Identity Antidiscrimination Rule

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act bans Medicare participants from committing discrimination on the basis of, among other things, gender identity. A group of religious hospital systems and … [Read more...]

NEWS

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

BLS Bribery Scheme Claims another Physician. Case: A New York internist became the third physician indicted in the Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services (BLS) bribery scheme. The Justice Department claims … [Read more...]

NEWS

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

Ex-Hospital Exec Pays $1 Million for Role in Kickback Scheme. Case: Last fall, Tuomey Healthcare shelled out $72.4 million to settle claims of paying part-time specialists for referrals of hospital … [Read more...]

ENFORCEMENT

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

Continuum Waves White Flag on Medicaid Overpayments Delay Case Case: A software glitch caused Continuum to submit roughly 450 erroneous claims to Medicaid between 2009 and 2010 resulting in … [Read more...]


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