Volume XXV No. 8 – May 29, 2018
THE DARK REPORT HAS DISCOVERED an intriguing but quiet trend in recent months: Lab companies are suddenly snatching up struggling rural hospitals to take advantage of their higher payment rates in what is called "pass-through billing," a process that can and has strayed over the line into illegal territory. Interestingly, the businessman involved in one such recent transaction insists he "ran away as fast as possible" from an earlier company that was engaged in some sketchy billing schemes. Also in this issue, John Carreyrou of The Wall Street Journal describes his shocking experiences as he dug into, and later exposed, the now-infamous Theranos pyramid scheme.