Labs Reassess Processing and Handling Payments in Light of OIG Special Fraud Alert

Clinical and anatomic pathology laboratories that pay referral sources for processing and handling (P&H) of specimens are reassessing their business models in light of a recent special fraud alert … [Read more...]

Cigna Sues HDL Over Patient Inducements

Embattled Health Diagnostic Laboratory (HDL) has yet another problem to worry about: Cigna Health has filed a lawsuit against the Richmond, Va.-based lab, alleging that it induced patients to use its … [Read more...]

OIG Efforts Expected to Recover $4.9 Billion in Improper Payments in FY 2014

Investigative and oversight efforts by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General are expected to return $4.9 billion in improper payments to the government in fiscal year … [Read more...]

Enforcement Trends — Labs Continue to Be a Focus

Laboratories continue to draw attention from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) as 2014 came to a close. In December, the DOJ announced two guilty pleas and one … [Read more...]