ANTI-KICKBACK

You Make the Call: Do Cost-Savings Payments to Referring Physician Violate Kickback Laws?

SITUATION XYZ Consultants recommends that a hospital client cut costs by making 34 changes to its OR spinal fusion surgeries procedures. The recommendations fall into two broad categories, including … [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...]

ANTI-KICKBACK

You Make the Call: Self-Disclosing Non-Compliant Arrangements with Large Physician Groups

SITUATION Fictional Med (FM), a large physician-owned clinic, is one of your lab's biggest customers. So your heart sinks when during an internal compliance audit, you discover that your lab has been … [Read more...]

CLFS 2018

CMS Ignored Congressional Intent in Implementing New Clinical Lab Payment System Under PAMA, ACLA Charges in Suit

The government agency that runs the Medicare program failed to follow a congressional directive to implement a market-based laboratory payment system, thereby jeopardizing Medicare patients' access to … [Read more...]

EMPLOYMENT LAW

Employment Law Update: The Weinstein Edition

By Mike O'Brien  bio Harvey Weinstein all over our news feeds Your news feed, like mine, has exploded with references to someone named Harvey Weinstein for the past few weeks. What's up? … [Read more...]

EMPLOYMENT LAW

Employment Law Update for HR Managers October 2017

By Mike O'Brien  bio Here is my periodic update prepared for interested HR professionals trying to deal with the complex American employment laws. In this update: Federal agencies take … [Read more...]

INCREASING REVENUE

Conference Ends With Optimistic Outlook for Laboratories

Despite the PAMA cloud overhanging the laboratory industry, G2's 35th annual Lab Institute conference (Washington D.C.; Oct. 25-27) ended on an optimistic note with David Nichols and Drea Langston, … [Read more...]

LABS CRITICAL TO SAVINGS

Keynote Speakers Look to the Future of the Industry

The first two keynote speakers at G2 Intelligence's 2017 Laboratory Institute (Washington D.C.; Oct. 25-27) took a forward glance at how the laboratories can positively evolve in the coming … [Read more...]

ANTI-KICKBACK

New Anti-Kickback Safe Harbor Allows Free Transportation Services

There are many benefits laboratories can't provide to beneficiaries or referral sources without running afoul of the Anti-Kickback Statute. New changes to safe harbor regulations, however, allow labs … [Read more...]

LEGISLATION

What Happens Next: Is a Trump Presidency Really the End for ACA?

Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are challenges you have been wrestling with for years. Now that Donald Trump has been elected president, was it all for naught? The short answer: No. While … [Read more...]


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