REIMBURSEMENT

Atlanta Medical Group Execs Jailed for $8.5 Million Allergy Testing Scheme

Case: The two owners of now defunct Primera Medical Group pled guilty to criminal charges for their role in billing insurers for allergy blood tests that weren't medically necessary, ordered by a … [Read more...]

COURT CASES

Labs In Court: A roundup of recent cases and enforcement actions involving the diagnostics industry

New York Breaks Up Massive $28 Million Medicaid Diagnostics Mill Case: One of the biggest Medicaid diagnostics fraud schemes in recent memory has resulted in multiple convictions, including two … [Read more...]

ANTI-KICKBACK

56 Months’ Jail for Lab Technician Caught in Texas Toxicology Scam

Case: A former toxicology testing company account rep pled guilty to conspiring with a medical clinic lab technician to steal patient identities and urine specimens from the clinic and send them to … [Read more...]

DIAGNOSTIC DEALS

Diagnostic Deals: A Roundup of the Key Mergers, Acquisitions, Alliances, Licenses and Other Strategic Transactions From the Past Month

The end of April through mid-May was another busy period for deal making. Here's a quick overview of activity and key deals. Mergers & Acquisitions and Asset Sales Thermo Fisher Scientific's … [Read more...]

INDUSTRY BUZZ

FDA Watch: Agency Approves New STD Screening Assay Applications

The FDA broke new ground by clearing a pair of STD screening assays for detecting chlamydia and gonorrhea for use with extragenital specimens, specifically from the throat and rectum. The tests, … [Read more...]

NEWS

PacBio Settles Lawsuits with Shareholders Over Illumina Acquisition

Case: In November 2018, Illumina agreed to acquire Pacific Biosciences for $1.2 billion. Disappointed with the $8 per share acquisition price, PacBio shareholders filed five different class action … [Read more...]

NEWS

Labs In Court: A roundup of recent cases and enforcement actions involving the diagnostics industry

West Virginia Medicaid Recovers $17 Million for $8.5 Million Opioid Scam Case: A subsidiary of Acadia Healthcare Co. has agreed to pay $17 million to settle charges of falsely billing West … [Read more...]

DIAGNOSTIC DEALS

Diagnostic Deals: A Roundup of the Key Mergers, Acquisitions, Alliances, Licenses and Other Strategic Transactions From the Past Month

The pace of diagnostic deal making picked up from the end of March through mid-April. Here's a quick overview of the activity and key deals made during the period. Mergers & Acquisitions and … [Read more...]

FALSE CLAIMS

Labs In Court: A roundup of recent cases and enforcement actions involving the diagnostics industry

WV Hospital & Marketing Consultant Sued for Elaborate Kickback Scheme Case: A new DOJ lawsuit accuses a West Virginia non-profit hospital and its business consultant of seeking to dominate the … [Read more...]

ENFORCEMENT

Case of the Month: Milwaukee Clinic the Latest MD-Owned Lab Busted for Urine Drug Test Abuses

Fraudulent utilization and billing of urine drug screening has become a priority for federal enforcers since the $256 million Millennium settlement of 2016. Subsequent cases have targeted abuses … [Read more...]


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