CMS to Cover Hepatitis C Screening In Eligible Adults

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will cover screenings for the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in adults eligible for Medicare Part A or enrolled in Part B. In a June 2 decision memo … [Read more...]

Combination Product Groups Calls For New FDA Policy on IVDs, LDTs

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) needs to take action and make a decision on whether it has the authority to regulate laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) as medical devices, a group representing … [Read more...]

Labs Finalizing Policies and Procedures Under Patient Access Rule

With less than two month to go before laboratories will be required to provide patients with access to completed test reports upon request, most labs are putting the finishing touches on new or … [Read more...]

Labs Advised Not to Delay Release of Test Results Under Patient Access Rule

While laboratories will have up to 30 days to provide patients with completed test reports following a request under the so-called “patient access rule,” officials with the Centers for Medicare and … [Read more...]

Wrongful Termination Suit Claims Pennsylvania Hospital Lab Engaged in Medicare, Medicaid Fraud

Did the laboratory at Abington Memorial Hospital in Pennsylvania commit Medicare and Medicaid fraud? That may eventually become a question for a jury to decide, as a former longtime employee has … [Read more...]

Bostwick Laboratories Settles Whistleblower Case for $6 Million

Bostwick Laboratories (Uniondale, N.Y.) will pay more than $6 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging the lab inappropriately billed federal health programs for laboratory tests. The qui … [Read more...]

Labs Urged to Coordinate With CDC on Ebola Testing

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is urging clinical laboratories to coordinate with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state public health laboratories before … [Read more...]

Florida Health Care Execs Facing Charges Over Fake Lab Billings

Two Florida men were arrested earlier this month and are facing federal charges related to an alleged kickback scheme involving clinical laboratory testing. David Brock Lovelace, 44, and Dale B. … [Read more...]