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...]

Recent Lab Cases Spotlight Continuing Enforcement Trends: Individual Responsibility, Medical Necessity, Kickbacks

Laboratories saw aggressive enforcement by federal agencies in 2015 and can expect continued scrutiny in 2016. Some recent settlements between federal agencies and laboratories and laboratory owners … [Read more...]

Latest Major False Claims Act Settlement Involves 457 Hospitals in 43 States

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced another major settlement of False Claims Act allegations, involving hundreds of providers. This time, it's 70 settlements with 457 hospitals across … [Read more...]

Millennium Settles False Claims Allegations for $256 Million

After winning a procedural victory on appeal in litigation brought by Ameritox claiming unfair competition based on alleged violations of the Anti-kickback statute (AKS) and Stark Law Millennium … [Read more...]

DOJ Memo Emphasizes Focus on Individual Liability for Corporate Misconduct

Given the number of individuals charged in the Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services case it should be no surprise that the government is interested in holding individuals and not just entities … [Read more...]

Medicare Fraud Takedown Touted as Largest in Strike Force History

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), its Office of Inspector General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Justice Department's Criminal Division announced a nationwide … [Read more...]

Physicians Sentenced to Prison for Accepting Bribes for Test Referrals

More prison terms have been handed out to physicians who have pleaded guilty to accepting bribes from Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services, LLC (BLS) of Parsippany, NJ. According to separate press … [Read more...]


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