Labs In Court

Fort Worth Hospital Settles Upcoding Charges for $3.3 Million

Case: A compliance officer morphed into a whistleblower when hospital leaders ignored her warnings about widespread billing and coding abuses. Specifically, she sounded the alarm that the hospital was … [Read more...]

Texas Toxicology Lab Settles Self-Disclosed Anti-Kickback Law Charges for $1.54 Million

Case: The American Institute of Toxicology, Inc., d/b/a AIT Laboratories has agreed to pay $1,541,062 to settle charges of violating the anti-kickback law. OIG alleges that AIT, through its agent, … [Read more...]

Labs In Court

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

Fort Worth Hospital Settles Upcoding Charges for $3.3 Million Case: A compliance officer morphed into a whistleblower when hospital leaders ignored her warnings about widespread billing and coding … [Read more...]

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Court Rules that Hologic Didn’t Steal Minerva’s Patented Technology

Case: Minerva Surgical Instruments sued Hologic for illegally incorporating Minerva’s patented technology for endometric ablation into its NovaSure ADVANCED and CLASSIC devices. Hologic argued that it … [Read more...]

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Medical Group Pays $94.4K to Settle HDL Process and Handling Payment Anti-Kickback Law Charges

Case: A physician and his Texas medical group have agreed to fork over $94,440 to the OIG for accepting kickbacks from now defunct Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. (HDL) in the form of processing … [Read more...]

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Use of Hospital’s NPI Enough to Establish Testing Labs’ Liability for Pass Through Billing

Case: Licensees of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association sued individuals and entities allegedly involved in a pass-through scheme for toxicology and blood tests billed from a small rural hospital in … [Read more...]

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West Virginia Clinic Becomes Most Recent Provider Fined for HIPAA Right of Access Violation

Case: Instead of the required 60 days, it took a West Virginia diabetes clinic two years to provide access to a minor child patient’s mother access to his medical records. In addition to $5,000 to … [Read more...]

Labs In Court

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

Use of Hospital’s NPI Enough to Establish Testing Labs’ Liability for Pass Through Billing Case: Licensees of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association sued individuals and entities allegedly … [Read more...]

Labs in Court

Employee Who Tests Positive for Meth Can’t Sue Company that Created Workplace Testing Arrangement

  Case: After his hair sample workplace drug test came back positive for methamphetamine, a construction worker was assigned to “Inactive” status, meaning that none of the employers in the drug … [Read more...]

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield Sues Lab for COVID-19 Test Price Gouging

Case: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City is suing GS Labs for COVID-19 test price gouging, contending that the national testing facility inflated its cash prices and performed medically … [Read more...]


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