Labs in Court

University of Miami Settles Lab Testing False Claim Charges for $22 Million

Case: In this particular case, “The U” stands for unnecessary, as in medically unnecessary lab tests billed to Medicare by the University of Miami’s lab and off campus hospital-based facilities. The … [Read more...]

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Texas Says Employee Can Sue Testing Lab for Botching Random Drug Test Required by Employer

  Case: A pipefitter who got fired after flunking a random drug test sued the testing lab and provider that collected the hair follicle sample for negligence. The defendants claimed that they owed a … [Read more...]

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Texas Provider Pays $214K for Violating Federal COVID-19 Workplace Protocols

Case: In what appears to be a first, the Texas parent of an Iowa nursing home has agreed to repay $214,200 in federal monies for not following COVID-19 safety protocols during an outbreak at the … [Read more...]

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Florida Telemarketers Indicted for $47 Million Genetic Test Fraud Scheme

Case: A federal grand jury indicted three telemarketing company owners for a smorgasbord of fraud, kickback and money laundering violations that allegedly cost Medicare $47 million medically … [Read more...]

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

Rhode Island Lab Settles Urine Drug Test False Claims Allegations for $650K Case: The feds sued a Rhode Island doctor and the lab affiliates he owns for submitting tens of thousands of claims to … [Read more...]

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California Pulmonologist Shells Out Over $200K to Settle Kickback Charges

Case: The former CEO of a California hospital filed a whistleblower suit accusing the hospital and at least two of its affiliates of hiring a pulmonologist at above fair market compensation to serve … [Read more...]

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Colorado Grand Jury Hands Down First of What Promises to Be Many COVID Relief Fraud Indictments

Case: Almost from the moment Congress passed COVID-19 relief programs, federal enforcement agents have been sounding the warning on relief fraud scams. And now the prosecutions have begun. In one of … [Read more...]

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Telemarketer Gets 10 Years in Jail for Genetic Screening Cancer Test Ripoff

Case: High price points have made cancer screening genetic (CGx) tests fertile grounds for false billing and kickback scams—and federal enforcement action. A new case involving the owner of a Florida … [Read more...]

Labs In Court

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

California Pulmonologist Shells Out Over $200K to Settle Kickback Charges Case: The former CEO of a California hospital filed a whistleblower suit accusing the hospital and at least two of its … [Read more...]

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Federal Court Tosses Age Discrimination Lawsuit against LabCorp

Case: Why did LabCorp terminate the 65-year-old microbiology department manager after 42 years of service? The manager claimed she was fired because of her age; LabCorp said she was fired for her … [Read more...]


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