In New Jersey, a U.S. attorney has put laboratory sales reps on notice that they can be prosecuted for violating federal anti-kickback laws and sent to prison. On January 18, Paul Fishman, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, announced the sentencing of Michael J. Zarrelli, of Berkeley Heights, N.J., formerly a sales representative with the now- defunct
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CEO SUMMARY: In the United States, medical labs have long recognized that paying over-market rates to lease phlebotomy space in physicians’ officers is an inducement and a violation of federal anti-kickback laws. In Australia, a law in 2010 that removed the cap on what labs could pay to lease phlebotomy space in physicians’ offices caused
CEO SUMMARY: Unlike federal prosecutors, who to date have shown little interest in seeking to recover money from either the physicians who accepted inducements from Health Diagnostic Laboratory or many of the shareholders, executives, and sales consultants of HDL, the trustee of the HDL bankruptcy is moving aggressively to attempt to collect money from all
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CEO SUMMARY: It’s never been done before, and the Health Diagnostics Laboratory lawsuit is a
More developments have happened at Theranos, Inc., the beleaguered clinical lab company based in Palo Alto, California. On June 24, Brook Buchanan, Vice President of Communications at Theranos, resigned, giving personal reasons for the decision. Buchanan was hired in November 2015, just seven months earlier. Meanwhile, the press conference that was scheduled for Elizabeth Holmes following
WHEN A CLINICAL LAB WAIVES patients’ fees in exchange for lab test referrals, competing labs face a legal dilemma.
If the competing lab does not match the offer, it could lose volume to this aggressive sales technique. But if the lab does match the offer, it could run afoul of health plan requirements not to waive
CEO SUMMARY: Last year, Kailos Genetics stopped collecting third-party payment, dropped its prices sharply, and started marketing its genetic-screening tests directly to consumers and physicians. At the time, 100% of its revenue came from third-party payers. Today, it gets 100% of its revenue from consumers. After eliminating third-party payment, revenue dropped precipitously, but is now
THE DARK REPORT is the only lab industry news source to recognize the significance of the lawsuit between the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Cleveland HeartLab against a new lab company, True Health Diagnostics. It is the latest chapter in a string of questionable sales practices engaged in by defendants in the federal whistleblower lawsuit against Health
IT’S THE $1 BILLION LAB FRAUD that no one realized had grown that big! In this special issue of THE DARK REPORT, you’ll read about how the next chapter of the federal whistleblower lawsuit against three specialty cardiology labs and certain individuals has pulled the curtain open on what we think is the biggest case of laboratory fraud and abuse in the past 30 years.
HEALTH DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY of Richmond, Virginia, is mounting its own offensive against the dual blows
it suffered recently: a federal fraud investi- gation and a lawsuit by Cigna, a health insurer in Bloomfield, Connecticut.