COMPLIANCE

OIG and DOJ Provide Tips for Determining Effectiveness of Compliance Programs

Labs have two new compliance tools—from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office of Inspector General (OIG)—focused on evaluating the effectiveness of compliance programs. The DOJ's resource … [Read more...]

ENFORCEMENT

Health Care Fraud and Abuse Program Faces Declining ROI

The federal government's return on investment (ROI) in the fight against health care fraud continues a steady decline according to the latest numbers reported for the Health Care Fraud and Abuse … [Read more...]

FALSE CLAIMS

DOJ Surveys False Claims Victories for 2016

As we closed out the calendar year, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) reflected on its successes for the fiscal year 2016 (FY 2016) which ended Sept. 30, 2016. Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney … [Read more...]

FALSE CLAIMS

FCA Penalties Nearly Double Under DOJ’s Interim Final Rule

On June 30 the Department of Justice (DOJ) published an Interim Final Rule in the Federal Register that has significant ramifications for enforcement under the False Claims Act (FCA). Pursuant to … [Read more...]

ENFORCEMENT

Lab Implicated in Long-Running Kickback Case Pleads Guilty, Forfeits Assets

Amidst the guilty pleas and sentencing of dozens of individuals, the laboratory company Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS) entered a guilty plea the end of June in New Jersey federal court. … [Read more...]

FALSE CLAIMS

Department of Justice Nearly Doubles FCA Penalties

By Kelly A. Briganti, Editorial Director, G2 Intelligence June 30, the Department of Justice (DOJ) published an Interim Final Rule in the Federal Register that has significant ramifications for … [Read more...]

ENFORCEMENT

Largest Strike Force Takedown in History Charges 300 Individuals

Nearly a year to the day after another nationwide Strike Force takedown, the Department of Justice announced last week what it says is a takedown involving “the most defendants charged and largest … [Read more...]

BRIBES

FCPA Self-Disclosure Pilot Program Continues Focus on Individual Accountability

In the modern age of global commerce, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has increasing relevance for laboratories and the diagnostics industry. Alere, a point-of-care diagnostic test maker, … [Read more...]

ENFORCEMENT

DOJ Report Reveals Fraud and Abuse Recoveries Declined in Fiscal Year 2015

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released their annual report regarding the achievements of the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control (HCFAC) Program for … [Read more...]

DOJ Reports $1.9 Billion in Health Care False Claims Act Recoveries for FY 2015

Given the large False Claims settlements the laboratory sector has seen this year (for example, in the Health Diagnostic Laboratory and Singulex cases) and the major nationwide Takedown initiatives, … [Read more...]


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