NEWS

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

Quest to Pay $1.15 Million for Self-Disclosed CMP Violations Case: Quest Diagnostics, Inc., New Jersey has agreed to fork over $1.151 million for a trio of Civil Monetary Penalties Law violations … [Read more...]

ENFORCEMENT

OSHA Fines Address Bloodborne Pathogen and Violence Hazards

Case: OSHA fined a Pennsylvania mental health hospital $32,158 for a trio of safety violations, including failing to protect nurses, medical technicians and other employees against workplace violence … [Read more...]

ENFORCEMENT

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

Family MD Faces Jail for Taking Blood Test Referral Bribes. Case: It took the jury just four hours to find a 79-year-old New Jersey family physician guilty of all 10 counts of accepting bribes from … [Read more...]

WORKPLACE VIOLENCE

Zero Tolerance of Workplace Violence: From Moral Stand to Workable Policy

Although workplace violence has become an epidemic, health care settings are at especially high risk. One of the most popular approaches to the problem is the so-called "zero tolerance" … [Read more...]

LAB SAFETY

Don’t Overlook Bloodborne Pathogen Safety Issues

Violations of Medicare-related laws such as the Anti-Kickback Statute, self-referral law and the False Claims Act can cost laboratories and pathology groups potentially millions of dollars and thus, … [Read more...]

PATIENT SAFETY

List of Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns Implicates Lab-Related Issues

Four of the top 10 patient safety concerns, compiled from reports of more than 1.2 million safety events, literature review and expert opinion, have relevance for laboratories and diagnostics. ECRI … [Read more...]

News at a Glance – Feb 2016

Few Hospitals Planning for Precision Medicine. Except for academic medical centers, few hospital executives see personalized medicine playing a significant role at their organization, according to a … [Read more...]


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