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Defending Toxicology Labs In Stark Law Investigations

Categories: Health Care Law

  Dr. Nick Oberheiden, Esq. www.federal-lawyer.com 1-800-810-0259 Including Weekends Current Toxicology Laboratory Investigations Recently, toxicology laboratories have faced increased scrutiny from federal investigators looking for improper relationships with their referring physicians.  Toxicology laboratories with close ties to drug treatment centers are receiving particular attention regarding referrals for urine testing. In February 2016, federal authorities began…

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Federal Investigations of Toxicology Laboratories Are on the Rise

Categories: Health Care Law

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  Dr. Nick Oberheiden, Esq. www.federal-lawyer.com 1-800-810-0259 Including Weekends Toxicology laboratories are receiving heightened scrutiny from the federal government as a part of a nationwide trend of aggressively investigating and prosecuting laboratories and their owners suspected of violating federal laws including the Stark Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the False Claims Act. In particular, federal…

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The Department of Justice Is Increasing Prosecution of Toxicology Laboratory Fraud

Categories: Health Care Law

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  Dr. Nick Oberheiden, Esq. www.federal-lawyer.com 1-800-810-0259 Including Weekends Lately the federal government has reiterated its commitment to investigating and prosecuting laboratories suspected of unethical billing and testing practices. Throughout the United States, federal prosecutors have emphasized their commitment to aggressively pursuing laboratories that submit fraudulent bills to federal healthcare companies, such as Medicare, Medicaid,…

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Defending Toxicology Labs in False Claims Act Cases

Categories: False Claims Act

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Dr. Nick Oberheiden, Esq. www.federal-lawyer.com Direct: (214) 469-9009 1-800-810-0259 Available on Weekends Toxicology laboratories have become prime targets of government investigations. Although many laboratories consciously segregate their commercial and their federal payors, federal authorities nonetheless more and more take the position that these labs violated federal law. This approach is not undisputed and should be…

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Toxicology Compliance Programs: A Safeguard Against OIG-Investigations

Categories: Compliance

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www.federal-lawyer.com 1-800-810-0259 Call Us on Weekends Recently, government auditors have begun to take a closer look at the distribution and billing practices of toxicology laboratories. Because many laboratories are either directly (laboratory syndication) or indirectly (MSO) affiliated with or owned by referring physicians, important healthcare laws such as the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback regulations may…

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