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Medi-Cal Deal Raises Interesting Questions

CEO SUMMARY: From the perspective of the average citizen, it would appear that Quest Diagnostics scored two major “wins” over the California Attorney General in the negotiations as to how the whistleblower lawsuit was to be settled. Language in the settlement agreement would indicate that current lab sales and marketing practices involving deeply-discounted test prices

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Quest Diagnostics to File Regular Reports with DHCS

CEO SUMMARY: Pathologists, clinical lab executives, and lawyers in California are going to find some surprises when they study the “Settlement Agreement and Release” that was recently signed by the California Attorney General and Quest Diagnostics Incorporated. Quest Diagnostics has indeed agreed to pay $241 million to resolve the allegations in the whistleblower lawsuit. But

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Understanding the Deal With Medi-Cal and Quest

CEO SUMMARY: It is now possible to see the specific language in the “Settlement Agreement and Release” document executed by the California State Attorney General and Quest Diagnostics Incorporated. For those clinical lab managers—and the attorneys who represent their laboratory companies—there is mixed news and guidance about 51501(a) from this agreement. That’s because, while assenting

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Will Medi-Cal Price Case Bring More Enforcement?

CEO SUMMARY: It was on May 19 that the California Attorney General and Quest Diagnostics Incorporated signed an agreement to settle allegations that Quest Diagnostics overcharged Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program. It is expected that the California Attorney General will now move to resolve the whistleblower case against the remaining lab company defendants. Meanwhile, similar

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