Labs in Court

Referral Arrangement Violates Kickback Laws Even If Even Only Purpose Is to Generate Illegal Referrals

Case: The U.S. Attorney accused a Kentucky physician of taking a $105 per beneficiary payment from a lab company in exchange for ordering its pharmacogenetic tests in violation of the Anti-Kickback … [Read more...]

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NIPT Lab Company Pays $49 Million to Settle False Billing and Kickback Charges

Case: A month after going public, Progenity agreed to shell out $49 million to settle claims of overbilling and paying physicians kickbacks to order its noninvasive prenatal tests (NIPT). The case, … [Read more...]

Labs In Court

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

NIPT Lab Company Pays $49 Million to Settle False Billing and Kickback Charges Case: A month after going public, Progenity agreed to shell out $49 million to settle claims of overbilling and … [Read more...]

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Whistleblower Can Sue Lab for Alleged Specimen Fee Kickback Collection Ripoff

Case: A whistleblower filed a False Claims Act suit charging a California lab of entering into “sham phlebotomy contracts” paying kickbacks to physicians’ family members and staff in the form of … [Read more...]

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Connecticut Methadone Clinic Settles Urine Drug Test False Billing Charges for $354.3K

Case: A methadone clinic settled claims of overbilling the Connecticut Medicaid Program for urine drug tests for $354,367. Under state rules, methadone clinics receive a bundled weekly per patient … [Read more...]

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Rhode Island Health System Fined +$1 Million for Failure to Encrypt Laptops

Case: The trouble began when Lifespan Corporation, the parent company of a Rhode Island-based non-profit health system filed a breach report after a laptop containing medical record numbers, … [Read more...]

Labs In Court

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

Magnolia Wins Round One of False Advertising Suit against Rival Collection Device Maker Case: Score one, maybe two, for Magnolia Medical Technologies, Inc. in its ongoing litigation war with rival … [Read more...]

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Magnolia Wins Round One of False Advertising Suit against Rival Collection Device Maker

Case: Score one, maybe two, for Magnolia Medical Technologies, Inc. in its ongoing litigation war with rival blood and bodily fluid collection device maker Kurin, Inc. In addition to patent … [Read more...]

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Can Lab Suing Vendor for Defective MS Equipment Change Its Legal Theory at the Last Minute?

Case: A Brooklyn medical lab purchased turn-key mass spectrometry equipment and support services from a New Jersey vendor for $534,000 so it could begin providing clinical toxicology services. But … [Read more...]

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Failure to Redo “Error” Message A1c Test on Diabetic Patient ≠ No-Brainer Medical Malpractice

 Case: A patient with Type 2 diabetes presented to a federal health clinic with normal heart function, clear lungs and no swelling. And since he didn’t complaint about light-headedness or dizziness, … [Read more...]


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