During the 2021 fiscal year, The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recovered $5.6 billion in civil settlements and judgments involving fraud and violations of the False Claims Act; a record-breaking $5 billion of this recovery was derived from... Read More
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Last week, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that a Georgia marketer pled guilty for his role in a conspiracy to violate the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute and commit health care fraud. The marketer was charged with taking... Read More
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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact millions of lives throughout the country, easy access to COVID-19 testing has continued to be a critical element of reducing the spread of the disease.  Increasingly over the past several weeks, and... Read More
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On December 16, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) issued a report analyzing nationwide trends in genetic tests for which payments were made under Medicare Part B. The OIG report follows a... Read More
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The Department of Justice (“DOJ”), including its constituent Healthcare Strike Force Units and U.S. Attorney’s Offices around the country, continues to wage a campaign that shows no sign of slowing against laboratories, marketers and... Read More
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A nationally known lab (“Lab”) recently filed a lawsuit against at least one urology practice in what may be a harbinger of a new trend to attempt to hold medical practices liable for failing to collect unpaid fees from patients of the practice... Read More
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This spring, in United States v. Mallory, et al., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a $111 million verdict against LaTonya Mallory, the owner of a blood testing laboratory, Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc., (the... Read More
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Recently, the Department of Justice announced a series of prosecutions against numerous individuals, including a physician, a telemedicine executive, marketers, and various laboratory and pharmacy owners. In sum, 14 defendants across seven federal... Read More
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The U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Louisiana, recently announced that the owner and operator of the Monroe-based Specialty Drug Testing, LLC (“Specialty”) was indicted by a Federal grand jury for violating the Federal... Read More
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COVID-19 is having a profound effect on clinical trials for medical products, including drugs, devices and biological products. Site closures, travel restrictions, quarantines, infections among participants and trial personnel, and investigational... Read More
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