PAIN MANAGEMENT IS COMING under increased scrutiny by law enforcement officials and government regulators. Even the national media have begun to notice the fraud and abuse that is rampant in this rapidly-expanding sector of healthcare.
Many pathologists and clinical laboratory managers will welcome increased enforcement by state and federal officials. Over the past decade, lab professionals
URINE DRUG TESTING for pain management may be a challenging business for clinical labs given that compliance officers in the states and in the federal government have successfully pursued lab compliance abuses in this line of business in recent years.
Now comes news that private equity firm Ampersand Capital Partners of Wellesley, Massachusetts, is to acquire
CEO SUMMARY: Since taking office in 2007, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has aggressively pursued civil charges against drug testing labs. Last month, Coakley announced a criminal arrest in one ongoing investigation after a grand jury indicted a physician in a kickback scheme involving lab testing. In four years, Coakley has reached settlements with four