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...]

NEWS

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

Quest to Pay $1.15 Million for Self-Disclosed CMP Violations Case: Quest Diagnostics, Inc., New Jersey has agreed to fork over $1.151 million for a trio of Civil Monetary Penalties Law violations … [Read more...]

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...]


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