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Model Lab Workplace Vaccine Passport Policy

Although courts have yet to weigh in on the issue, guidelines from the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other regulatory agencies indicate that employers may implement vaccine passports … [Read more...]

Compliance Perspectives

The 5 Things to Do When Implementing a Vaccine Passport Policy at Your Lab

Like many labs and other health providers, you might have been undecided about whether to mandate that your employees get the COVID-19 vaccine. However, now that the FDA has fully approved a … [Read more...]

Enforcement Trends

Federal False Claims Act Recoveries Hit 5-Year High

For more than a decade, enforcement of the federal false claims act was a government cash cow. But in recent years, investment returns on the activity actually declined. That trend came to an end last … [Read more...]

Compliance Alert

OSHA Orders Inspectors to Use the Hammer to Enforce New COVID-19 Protocols

On June 21, OSHA issued a new Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring labs, hospitals and other providers to take extensive measures to protect frontline workers against risk of COVID-19 … [Read more...]

Genetic Testing

Three Common PGx Compliance Traps for Laboratories to Avoid

By Adam M. Walters Walters Law, P.C. In recent years, many clinical laboratories have started offering Pharmacogenetics Testing (PGx) to assist physicians in avoiding prescribing medication … [Read more...]

WORKPLACE SAFETY

CMS Couldn’t Verify Hospital Safety During COVID and Won’t Be Able to Do So in Next Pandemic

CMS was unable to determine whether hospitals were maintaining quality and safety standards during the COVID-19 crisis. And unless changes are made to its regulatory powers, it won’t be able to make … [Read more...]

Compliance Alert

Take 15 Steps to Comply with New OSHA Emergency Health Care Worker Protection Requirements

During the Trump administration, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) came under heavy criticism for not doing enough to protect health care and other essential workers … [Read more...]

Compliance Perspectives

Beware of Privacy Pitfalls When Remotely Monitoring Lab Telecommuters

Before the pandemic, 80 percent of U.S. employees worked primarily from an external workplace; today, only 21 percent do. Coaxing employees to return to the workplace will be an uphill battle, with … [Read more...]

Reimbursement

MCIT Medicare Coverage Rule Could Be Reimbursement “Breakthrough” for Makers of LDTs

Medical device makers and members of Congress are growing impatient as CMS sends signals of still further delay on a final decision on a final rule that would automatically provide initial Medicare … [Read more...]

Compliance

New Laws: New HHS Policy Makes Labs Potentially Liable for LGBTQ Discrimination

While it doesn’t directly relate to billing and reimbursement, federal civil rights laws have an impact on certain aspects of lab operations. These laws ban your lab from discriminating on the basis … [Read more...]


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