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Defending Physicians against Kickback Charges in Connection with PGX Testing

Categories: Anti-Kickback Issues

Laboratory Kickback Prosecutions Since 2014, when the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General released a Special Fraud Alert regarding improper payments by laboratories to referring physicians, federal investigators have increasingly focused on the relationships between laboratories and physicians.  Federal investigators are particularly on the lookout for situations where laboratories are…

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Defending Toxicology Laboratories in PGX Testing Fraud Cases

Categories: DNA Testing

Toxicology Laboratories investigation

What Is PGX Testing? PGX testing is an emerging medical technology within the field of clinical laboratories that uses a patient’s DNA to predict how that patient will react to medication.  Doctors can use PGX testing to tailor treatment regimens for individual patients as well as to prevent a patient experiencing a bad reaction to…

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The Pitfalls of PGX Testing

Categories: DNA Testing

PGX Testing fraud

While PGX testing has great potential to enhance patient care, many physicians are hesitating to utilize it for fear of drawing increased scrutiny from federal investigators. What Is PGX Testing? PGX testing is a new medical technology within the realm of clinical testing.  Stated simply, PGX testing reveals how a patient’s individual genetics will react…

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