Labs In Court

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

Self-Disclosing Saves Kentucky Lab Over $1 Million in False Claims Settlement Case: A Kentucky-based lab that made heroic efforts to step up its COVID-19 testing early in the pandemic has agreed to … [Read more...]

Labs in Court

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...]

Enforcement Trends

Federal Courts Split on Government Dismissals of Qui Tam Claims

In 2018, the Justice Department (DOJ) ordered US Attorneys to aggressively seek dismissal of False Claims Act (FCA) whistleblower qui tam lawsuits that lack merit or don’t serve the government’s … [Read more...]

Quiz

Can Employees Who Wrongly Flunk Drug/Alcohol Test Sue the Testing Lab for Medical Malpractice?  

In addition to potentially fatal misdiagnoses and erroneous treatment decisions, mistakes during the specimen collection and testing process can expose your lab to risk of liability under state … [Read more...]

Compliance Alert

OSHA Orders Inspectors to Use the Hammer to Enforce New COVID-19 Protocols

On June 21, OSHA issued a new Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring labs, hospitals and other providers to take extensive measures to protect frontline workers against risk of COVID-19 … [Read more...]

Enforcement

Federal False Claims Act Enforcement Continues to Gather Steam

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and continued sequestration of enforcement funds, federal false claims enforcement activity seems to be gathering momentum. Reversing recent trends, the federal Health … [Read more...]

Labs in Court

Self-Disclosing Saves Kentucky Lab Over $1 Million in False Claims Settlement

Case: A Kentucky-based lab that made heroic efforts to step up its COVID-19 testing early in the pandemic has agreed to shell $1.25 million for falsely billing Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE and CHAMPVA … [Read more...]

FDA Watch

Congress Retables VALID and VITAL Legislation to Regulate LDTs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s response to the COVID-19 public health emergency has infused the longstanding efforts to overhaul the agency’s system of regulating Laboratory Developed Tests … [Read more...]

Labs in Court

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...]

Lab Compliance Advisor Newsletter Archive

By clicking on any of the links below you agree that you are the the only person who is accessing your single user LCA subscription license and that you are not sharing your username and password with … [Read more...]


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