Georgia Physician Pays $36,000 to Settle HIPAA Right of Access Violation Charges

Case: In April 2019, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) received a complaint about a primary care physician practice’s failure to respond to a patient’s request for access to his medical records. A … [Read more...]

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

LabCorp Can Sue Physician to Collect $117K Worth of “Pass-Through” Charges for Uninsured Patients Case: Labs like LabCorp typically enter “pass-through” arrangements with physicians covering … [Read more...]

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LabCorp Can Sue Physician to Collect $117K Worth of “Pass-Through” Charges for Uninsured Patients

 Case: Labs like LabCorp typically enter “pass-through” arrangements with physicians covering patients that lack insurance or are otherwise self-pay. The way it works: The lab bills the physician who … [Read more...]

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Manager Can’t Sue Lab for Disability Discrimination After Signing a Severance Release

  Case: Things went down hill for a clinical lab manager after he got into a violent confrontation with one of the union stewards representing the phlebotomists he supervised. Two days after the … [Read more...]

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North Carolina Health System Principles Pay $900K to Settle False Billing Charges

Case: The owner and two managers of now defunct Carolina Comprehensive Health Network, PA (CCHN), a group of family medicine practices and pain management services providers in North Carolina, have … [Read more...]

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Tennessee Operator Fined $9.015 Million for Running Drug Testing Lab After Being Excluded from Medicare

Case: Mr. Dube was excluded from federal healthcare programs in June 2012. But that didn’t stop him from establishing American Toxicology Labs (ATL) in Tennessee in May 2013. With Mr. Dube’s wife … [Read more...]

Labs In Court

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

Texas Court Nixes Toxicology Labs’ ERISA Beneficiary Unpaid Claims Lawsuit against United Healthcare Case: After United Healthcare denied their claims, plan members assigned their benefits to a … [Read more...]

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Texas Court Nixes Toxicology Labs’ ERISA Beneficiary Unpaid Claims Lawsuit against United Healthcare

Case: After United Healthcare denied their claims, plan members assigned their benefits to a pair of toxicology labs who then filed a lawsuit to against United under the federal Employee Benefits … [Read more...]

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Pain Management Network Shells Out $1 Million to Settle Lab Testing Kickback Charges

Case: The DOJ accused a collection of companies owned by Wisconsin-based Advanced Pain Management Holdings, Inc. (APMH) of paying kickbacks in the form of shares of company stock to non-employee … [Read more...]

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Out-of-Network Drug Testing Labs Can Sue UnitedHealthcare for Inadequate Reimbursement

 Case: A group of out of network labs and substance abuse clinics sued UnitedHealthcare for reimbursing them only 19.5% of covered charges on 1,306 insureds that had already met their annual … [Read more...]


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