Lab Safety

Opening a Safety Can of Worms

By Dan Scungio In the 1964 classic movie Mothra vs. Godzilla, released in the US as Godzilla vs. the Thing, a giant egg is washed ashore after a hurricane in Japan. Godzilla finds the egg and tries … [Read more...]

COMPLIANCE BRIEFING

The Year in Lab Compliance: The Biggest Stories of 2021

The ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) has clearly had an impact on compliance. Enforcement funds have been sequestered, federal fraud recoveries are down and temporary waivers of … [Read more...]

COMPLIANCE PERSPECTIVES

Key Compliance Training for Lab Sales & Marketing Personnel

By Peter Francis, Clinical Laboratory Sales Training, LLC Laboratory sales and marketing activities can be a breeding ground for inadvertent fraud and abuse violations. So, when a lab assigns … [Read more...]

COMPLIANCE STRATEGIES

Set Specific Lab Compliance Goals for 2022

This is the perfect time for lab compliance managers to focus on not only what they’ve accomplished in the past year but also what they want to accomplish in the year ahead. One recommended best … [Read more...]

Compliance Briefing

Failure to Prevent Ransomware Attacks Exposes Your Lab to Costly Negligence Lawsuits

Testing labs and other custodians of personal health information have become a prime target for ransomware attacks. In addition to fines for HIPAA violations, failure to safeguard patient medical … [Read more...]

Compliance Perspectives

What to Do If a Lab Employee Defies Your Mandatory Vaccination Policy

Mandatory vaccination policies have become a touchstone issue for not just labs but employers in just about every industry. And all of this begs a question of crucial importance: What should you do … [Read more...]

Labs In Court

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

Florida Lab Owner Gets 82-Month Jail Sentence for Telemedicine Genetic Test Ripoff Case: The Florida owner of multiple diagnostic labs will be spending 82 months in a federal prison after being … [Read more...]

COMPLIANCE

Beware of Backlash When Restructuring Commission Arrangements for EKRA Sales Commissions & EKRA Liability Risks

The following is an excerpt from the Master Guide to Clinical Lab Compliance 2021 Edition available here. To comply with EKRA, labs have been eliminating traditional commissions and bonuses from … [Read more...]

COMPLIANCE

Whistleblower Industry Continues to Thrive During Pandemic

It takes enormous courage to be a whistleblower and the vast majority of individuals willing to stake their careers and reputations on suing their employers don’t do it for the money. But having said … [Read more...]

Compliance Perspectives

How to Manage Liability Risks for Pass-Through Billing Arrangements

By Adam M. Walters Walters Law, P.C. Pass-through billing arrangements are those in which labs send a test specimen to an outside lab for testing and then bill the patient’s insurer for the test … [Read more...]


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