Texas Toxicology Lab Settles Self-Disclosed Anti-Kickback Law Charges for $1.54 Million

Case: The American Institute of Toxicology, Inc., d/b/a AIT Laboratories has agreed to pay $1,541,062 to settle charges of violating the anti-kickback law. OIG alleges that AIT, through its agent, … [Read more...]

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Medical Group Pays $94.4K to Settle HDL Process and Handling Payment Anti-Kickback Law Charges

Case: A physician and his Texas medical group have agreed to fork over $94,440 to the OIG for accepting kickbacks from now defunct Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. (HDL) in the form of processing … [Read more...]

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A roundup of recent cases and enforcement actions involving the diagnostics industry

Self-Disclosing Saves Kentucky Lab Over $1 Million in False Claims Settlement Case: A Kentucky-based lab that made heroic efforts to step up its COVID-19 testing early in the pandemic has agreed to … [Read more...]

Kickbacks

OIG Sheds Light on When Price Reductions Must Meet Discounts Safe Harbor

Labs that offer discounts of any kind to referring physicians run the risk of liability under the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and other federal laws. However, new OIG Advisory Opinion No. 21-06 gives … [Read more...]

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Georgia Lab Owner Must Stand Criminal Trial for CGx Kickback and Billing Scam

Case: In 2019, the feds indicted the owner of a Georgia lab for allegedly paying kickbacks to patient recruiters to engage in telemarketing campaigns and health fairs in an effort to drum up referrals … [Read more...]

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Florida Telemarketers Indicted for $47 Million Genetic Test Fraud Scheme

Case: A federal grand jury indicted three telemarketing company owners for a smorgasbord of fraud, kickback and money laundering violations that allegedly cost Medicare $47 million medically … [Read more...]

 Kickbacks

LabCorp Faces Trial for Providing In-Office Phlebotomist Services to Doctors Taking Processing and Handling Fees from HDL

The Health Diagnostic Laboratory (HDL) and Singulex, Inc. scam in which physicians were paid process and handling fees for referrals of medically unnecessary blood tests remains the biggest and most … [Read more...]

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California Pulmonologist Shells Out Over $200K to Settle Kickback Charges

Case: The former CEO of a California hospital filed a whistleblower suit accusing the hospital and at least two of its affiliates of hiring a pulmonologist at above fair market compensation to serve … [Read more...]

 Kickbacks

LabCorp Faces Trial for Providing In-Office Phlebotomist Services to Doctors Taking Processing and Handling Fees from HDL

The Health Diagnostic Laboratory (HDL) and Singulex, Inc. scam in which physicians were paid process and handling fees for referrals of medically unnecessary blood tests remains the biggest and most … [Read more...]

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Telemarketer Gets 10 Years in Jail for Genetic Screening Cancer Test Ripoff

Case: High price points have made cancer screening genetic (CGx) tests fertile grounds for false billing and kickback scams—and federal enforcement action. A new case involving the owner of a Florida … [Read more...]


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