Quiz

Can Lab Give Medical Group Free Telehealth Equipment for Non-COVID Treatment and Diagnosis? 

SITUATION A local physician group in an underserved rural community wants to establish a telehealth capacity enabling it to examine and treat elderly patients who are observing social distancing or … [Read more...]

Beyond COVID-19

The 6 Hottest Lab Compliance Stories That Almost Nobody Is Paying Attention To

If not burnout, you may be suffering from a case of COVID-19 fatigue right now. And you’re not alone. The monster virus has seemingly consumed everything in its path over the past six months, … [Read more...]

Case of the Month

Feds Launch First COVID-19 Testing Fraud Prosecution

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The DOJ has charged a publicly traded Silicon Valley med tech firm and its CEO with touting a sham finger stick blood test to defraud payors and rip off … [Read more...]

Quiz

Can Lab Lease Space for COVID-19 Testing to Referring Physician at Below-Market Rent?

SITUATION ABC Laboratories wants to help a local physician establish a desperately needed COVID-19 testing lab in the community. ABC is willing to lease her the necessary space and testing … [Read more...]

Labs In Court

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

Whistleblower Lawsuit Can’t Start Until Criminal Investigation Ends  Case: Two former MedComp Laboratory Sciences employees filed a whistleblower lawsuit accusing the lab of concocting an elaborate … [Read more...]

Brief Your CEO

The 18 Things You Can Do for COVID-19 that You Can’t Do for Other Testing  

Blanket Waivers relaxing kickback law restrictions standing in the way of desperately needed COVID-19 tests continue to play a crucial role in the federal government’s response to the Public Health … [Read more...]

Labs In Court

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

Florida Lab, Execs Settle False Billing of Urine Drug Test Charges for $41 Million  Case: Prosecutors accused a Tampa reference lab, pain clinic and two former executives of billing Medicare, … [Read more...]

Coronavirus

OIG Temporarily Waives Anti-Kickback Restrictions for Certain COVID-19 Physician Arrangements

As it previously did with the Stark Law (See National Intelligence Report, NIR, March 25, 2020), the OIG is temporarily loosening Antikickback Statute (AKS) restrictions to clear the way for health … [Read more...]

Labs In Court

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

SCOTUS Agrees to Step in and Resolve Obamacare Constitutionality  Case: Before COVID-19, the health care issue that kept millions of Americans up at night was the future of the Affordable Care … [Read more...]

Labs In Court

WV Hospital & Marketer Accused of Elaborate Kickback Scam

 Case: A new DOJ lawsuit accuses a West Virginia non-profit hospital and its business consultant of seeking to dominate the Ohio Valley market by bribing physicians for referrals. The scheme began in … [Read more...]


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