ANTI-KICKBACK

OIG Advisory Opinion Says GPO That Includes Labs Has “Acceptably Low” Anti-Kickback Risk

Group purchasing organizations (GPOs) are entities that act as a purchaser of supplies and equipment for a number of other entities—usually health care providers like hospitals. Laboratories, often … [Read more...]

ENFORCEMENT

OIG Video Spotlights Physician Kickbacks

By Kelly A. Briganti, Editorial Director, G2 Intelligence The U.S. Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General's (OIG's) concern about kickbacks to referral sources is nothing new. But the … [Read more...]

ANTI-KICKBACK

New OIG Advisory Opinion Addresses GPO That Includes Labs

By Kelly A. Briganti, Editorial Director, G2 Intelligence Group purchasing organizations (GPOs) are entities that act as a purchaser of supplies and equipment for a number of other entities—usually … [Read more...]

ANTI-KICKBACK

OIG Issues Advisory Opinion for Group Purchasing Organization That Includes Labs

Group purchasing organizations (GPOs) are entities that act as a purchaser of supplies and equipment for a number of other entities—usually health care providers such as hospitals. Laboratories can … [Read more...]

ENFORCEMENT

Convictions, Sentences and a Costly Settlement in Recent Lab Test Enforcement Cases

By Kelly A. Briganti, Editorial Director, G2 Intelligence In just this month, lab anti-kickback and false claims enforcement cases have led to the conviction of two lab professionals, prison … [Read more...]

NEWS

News at a Glance – March 2016

HHS Achieves Milestone Ahead of Schedule. In January 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) set a goal of tying roughly 30 percent of Medicare payments to alternative payment models … [Read more...]

ENFORCEMENT

Second Doctor Indicted in Biodiagnostic Kickback Case

By Ron Shinkman, Editor, Laboratory Industry Report Another physician has been indicted in the long-running Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services case. Bernard Greenspan, M.D., a family physician in … [Read more...]

ENFORCEMENT

Kickback Case Settles for Record-breaking $646 Million

By Kelly A. Briganti, Editorial Director, G2 Intelligence It has been billed as the largest total amount in U.S. history paid for alleged violations of the Anti-kickback Statute by a  medical … [Read more...]

DOJ

Labs Safe, but Marketing Company and Referring Physician Get In Trouble for Kickbacks

By Kelly A. Briganti, Editorial Director, G2 Intelligence Once again, payments to physicians to induce referrals of lab tests has led to government enforcement efforts—but this time, the labs were … [Read more...]


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