ENFORCEMENT

Liability Traps to Avoid:
Commission-Based Lab Marketing Arrangements

Contracts between labs and sales and marketing firms raise red flags under both the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and Stark Law, especially when payment is by commission or based on the volume or value … [Read more...]

ENFORCEMENT

Avoid Liability for Commission-Based Marketing Arrangements

Contracts between labs and sales and marketing firms raise red flags under both the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and Stark Law, especially when payment is by commission or based on the volume or value … [Read more...]

COMPLIANCE CORNER

Managing Kickback Risks in Lab Sales & Marketing Arrangements

As with any other business, labs need sales and marketing expertise to survive and grow in the competitive diagnostics market. But to the extent you serve patients in Medicare, Medicaid and other … [Read more...]

NEWS

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

Quest Pays $315K for Self-Disclosed Rent Kickbacks to MDs. Case: Quest Diagnostics agreed to pay $315,093 for allegedly paying kickbacks to a referral source. Quest self-disclosed the conduct which … [Read more...]

NEWS

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

BLS Bribery Scheme Claims another Physician. Case: A New York internist became the third physician indicted in the Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services (BLS) bribery scheme. The Justice Department claims … [Read more...]

COMPLIANCE GUIDANCE

Anti-kickback and Stark Law Compliance Tips

There have been a number of anti-kickback and physician self-referral (Stark) cases involving laboratories in recent years. Many laboratory compliance officers may need to focus compliance efforts on … [Read more...]

NEWS

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

Ex-Hospital Exec Pays $1 Million for Role in Kickback Scheme. Case: Last fall, Tuomey Healthcare shelled out $72.4 million to settle claims of paying part-time specialists for referrals of hospital … [Read more...]

LEGISLATION

Senate Hearing Addresses Potential Stark Law Changes

Earlier this summer, the Senate Finance Committee heard testimony from stakeholders arguing for changes to the Stark Law that could make compliance easier and facilitate new business models that … [Read more...]

Stark Law

Senate Hearing Addresses Potential Stark Law Change

In Mid-July, the Senate Finance Committee heard testimony from stakeholders arguing for changes to the Stark Law that could make compliance easier and facilitate new business models that promote … [Read more...]

STARK LAW

Senate Committee Hearing Contemplates Changes for Stark Law to Make Compliance Easier

By Kelly Hardy Briganti, Editorial Director, G2 Intelligence In mid-July, the Senate Finance Committee heard testimony from stakeholders arguing for changes to the Stark Law that could make … [Read more...]


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