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Labs in Court Weekly Roundup

In enforcement actions involving the health care industry listed by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) from March 22 to March 25, most cases involved billing for services that were never provided, as well as a more elaborate scheme involving a fake housing...

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Will We Be Better Prepared for the Next Pandemic?

The current COVID-19 pandemic exposed just how unprepared the world was to handle such a biological threat on a massive scale. One key contributor to that lack of preparedness was the reactionary approach most governments took to biological threats, failing to...

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New Technology Could Make Biopsies a Thing of the Past

NEW YORK, NY — A Columbia Engineering team has developed a technology that could replace conventional biopsies and histology with real-time imaging within the living body. Described in a new paper published today in Nature Biomedical Engineering, MediSCAPE is a...

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Novel Method Effective for Screening Multiple Cancer Types

Finding cancer at the earliest stage possible, before it can spread, can significantly boost a patient’s chances of survival. However, it isn’t always easy as some cancers don’t produce any symptoms until it is too late for treatment to be successful. A new...

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Is Repeated SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Testing More Accurate?

While real-time reverse transcriptase–polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) testing is the current gold standard for diagnostic testing for SARS-CoV-2, rapid antigen testing has emerged as an important alternative for screening asymptomatic people. Rapid antigen...

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CMS Offers New Guidance on Medicare E-Signature Rules

Failure to comply with Medicare signature and authentication rules is a frequent cause of claims denials. In January, CMS revised its Medicare signature guidelines to incorporate new rules for electronic signatures. Acceptable signatures include handwritten...

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