Compliance Perspectives: Laboratory Phlebotomists in Physician Offices? States Increasingly Saying ‘No’

A common practice among clinical laboratories is to place laboratory employees, such as phlebotomists, in physicians’ offices for the purpose of collecting lab samples. This practice has been allowed, … [Read more...]

Compliance Perspective of the Doc Fix Law’s Section On Laboratory Payment Reform

Clinical laboratories may face substantial penalties for failure to submit complete and accurate data in the latest government move to revise the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS). Section 216 … [Read more...]

Two New Proposed Rules Would Expand OIG Exclusion and CMP Authority

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services published two new proposed rules that would expand its exclusion authority and ability to impose civil monetary … [Read more...]

News-At-A-Glance: Protecting Medicare From Fraud

Draft legislation on protecting Medicare from fraud has implications for the laboratory industry. House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) recently released a draft … [Read more...]

Coming Changes for Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule May Create New Compliance Risks

Labs need to brace for more changes in the reimbursement environment as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) is set to initiate a new process for setting the clinical laboratory fee schedule … [Read more...]