Compliance Perspectives

A 5-Step Game Plan for Protecting Lab Employees from COVID-19 Infection

In this time where so much is riding on diagnostic testing, labs face the imperative of safeguarding their employees against risks of COVID-19 infection. Here’s a quick overview of the applicable laws … [Read more...]

Compliance Corner

What to Do If Stark Is Keeping You from Providing Emergency COVID-19 Testing

Scenario: A local physician group wants to team up with your lab to provide COVID-19 testing for its Medicare, Medicaid and private pay patients. Although the deal would also be lucrative, the primary … [Read more...]

HIPAA in a Time of Coronavirus

HHS Waives HIPAA Sanctions and Penalties

There is no doubt that we are in the midst of a national crisis, and in such times, rules have to be bent. That is happening with some parts of the privacy rules of the Health Insurance Portability … [Read more...]

Employment Law

Coronavirus pushing rapid changes in employer law

By Mike O’Brien bio Employer law is rapidly changing amid the coronavirus pandemic. For one thing, Congress has passed another coronavirus related law. The United States Department of Labor (DOL) … [Read more...]

Labs In Court

A roundup of recent cases and enforcement actions involving the diagnostics industry

SCOTUS Agrees to Step in and Resolve Obamacare Constitutionality  Case: Before COVID-19, the health care issue that kept millions of Americans up at night was the future of the Affordable Care … [Read more...]

Managing Lab Staff

Steer Clear of 8 Pitfalls in Telecommuting Arrangements

Medical testing labs are among the “essential businesses” exempt from the mandatory workplace shutdown rules in effect across many parts of the country. Even so, telecommuting may be a desirable, if … [Read more...]

Fraid

OIG Warns of COVID-19 Testing Scams

Apparently, scammers aren’t among the legions of people not working due to COVID-19. On March 23, the OIG issued a public service announcement and accompanying video warning consumers of scammers … [Read more...]

HIPAA in a Time of Coronavirus

HHS Waives HIPAA Sanctions and Penalties

There is no doubt that we are in the midst of a national crisis, and in such times, rules have to be bent. That is happening with some parts of the privacy rules of the Health Insurance Portability … [Read more...]

Compliance Corner

What to Do If Stark Is Keeping You from Providing Emergency COVID-19 Testing

Scenario: A local physician group wants to team up with your lab to provide COVID-19 testing for its Medicare, Medicaid and private pay patients. Although the deal would also be lucrative, the primary … [Read more...]

Daily Update

FDA Approved Coronavirus Tests

COVID-19 LAB TESTS RECEIVING FDA EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION (As of April 2, 2020)  Yesterday, North Carolina-based Cellex’s qSARS-CoV-2 IgG/IgM Rapid Test became the first coronavirus serology … [Read more...]


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