Labcorp to Pay $19m to Settle Whistleblower Allegations
LABCORP AGREED TO SETTLE WHISTLEBLOWER ALLEGATIONS that it violated the False Claims Act by allowing its phlebotomists to draw blood from patients when the company allegedly knew kickbacks were behind the test orders for other lab firms. As part of the settlement, Labcorp in Burli…
In Civil Suit, DOJ Seeks Triple Damages for Lab Test Fraud
CERTAIN CLINICAL LABORATORY EXECUTIVES AND LAB SALES PROFESSIONALS may soon be made to pay where it hurts most—in their wallets. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on April 4 that it had joined a civil complaint against 18 defendant…
Federal Healthcare Fraud Enforcement Turns to Emerging Areas
CEO SUMMARY: Healthcare compliance attorneys say the Department of Justice (DOJ) is turning its focus to fraudulent activity related to COVID-19 testing. But that’s not the only area attracting greater scrutiny by the DOJ. Fraud stemming from opioid treatment has snared clinical l…
DOJ Obtains $140 Mil. Settlement in Drug Testing Case Last Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement totaling $136,025,077 with multiple defendants accused of using illegal inducements to encourage physicians to re…
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