Yates Is Gone But Her Memo Remains

Pursuing False Claims Act (FCA) and Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) prosecutions is just one of the things the US Department of Justice does to crack down on corporate wrongdoing. But while the enterprise … [Read more...]


Five Things Labs Need to Know About the Trump Travel Ban

We'll leave it to others to argue whether it's legal, moral or wise. What we can tell you is that President Trump issued an Executive Order Jan. 27, 2017, establishing a travel ban that can affect … [Read more...]


Is Offering Free Labelling Services to Dialysis Facilities a Kickback?

SITUATION XYZ Labs wants to offer dialysis facilities free labeling of test tubes and specimen collection containers. But rather than offering it to all dialysis facilities, XYZ Labs would provide … [Read more...]


Brief Your CEO: The New Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors & Their Impact on Your Lab

If, like many lab managers, you are preparing to brief your CEO on significant regulatory changes from 2016 that are likely to impact business in 2017, be sure that the finalized revisions to the … [Read more...]


Lab Safety Compliance: Match Your PPE to the Hazard

The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires employers protect workers from hazards in the workplace. PPE such as a gown is one measure for protecting health care workers from exposure to hazards … [Read more...]


Is Billing Medicare for Tests a False Claim If Your Lab Has Committed a CLIA Violation?

SITUATION XYZ Labs knows that it is currently committing quality control and other Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) violations. But it continues to bill Medicare for tests. A … [Read more...]


Complying with ACA’s Nondiscrimination Requirements

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires covered entities to take certain actions to ensure they comply with their duty not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, … [Read more...]


Compliance Issues Permeate Discussions Throughout Lab Institute

During three days of presentations, compliance issues for laboratories and pathologists permeated most of the discussions. Beginning with a workshop on workforce issues, speakers addressed compliance … [Read more...]


G2 Compliance Corner

MODEL SECTION 1557 CIVIL RIGHTS GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE How to Comply with New ACA Non-discrimination Requirements Background Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires covered entities … [Read more...]


Compliance Officers: Establish Credibility with Consistent, Well-Documented Decisionmaking

One of the tougher issues a non-lawyer compliance officer faces is a challenge to their decisions and recommendations by other members of the management team. This happens more often when the person … [Read more...]