Tag: compliance laws

Is New Cycle of Fraud Plaguing Lab Industry?

Fraud

CEO SUMMARY: Taken collectively, the growing number of federal investigations of clinical lab companies and health insurer lawsuits against lab companies alleging fraudulent business practices signals a disturbing new trend for the lab industry. Although these allegations are leveled at just a handful of lab companies, the amount of money these labs took out of the system exceeds a billion dollars. Some experts expect payers will enact tough requirements to stop such abuses.

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Path Group Responds to FBI Visits in Stokes Case

CEO SUMMARY: As the FBI launched its investigation of fraudulent billing by Michigan dermatologist Robert W. Stokes, D.O., two years ago, staff at several pathology labs found themselves “up close and personal” with federal healthcare fraud prosecutors. One pathology lab, based on what it learned, decided to revamp its compliance program. It ceased deep discounts

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Technical/Professional Billing Has Risks for Labs, Doctors

IT’S A HOT TOPIC ACROSS THE ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY PROFESSION. Increasing numbers of physician groups are hiring laboratories to perform the technical component of an anatomic pathology case and engaging pathologists to diagnose the cases. This phenomenon is often called TC/PC, to represent how the technical component (TC) is being performed and billed independently of the

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LabCorp’s Smith Speaks On New Pathology Trend

CEO SUMMARY: During the past decade, Laboratory Corporation of America’s Brad Smith faced the spear point of evolving Medicare/Medicaid compliance initiatives which changed so many laboratory industry business practices. Smith believes that business models for in-house anatomic pathology labs now being offered to specialist physician groups fail to meet important Medicare compliance criteria.

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