Clinical Pathology Laboratory Executives Indicted and Arrested by U.S. Attorney in New Jersey for Bribery, Inducement, and Other Crimes

Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services’ president takes $33 million out of his medical company during the seven years of 2006-2013 Few clinical laboratory professionals were surprised at last week’s news that another medical laboratory company and a referring physician were hit with criminal indictments for violating Medicare anti-kickback statues and other federal and state laws. The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman of New Jersey. Defendants in this case are Biodiagnostic...

Do GPOs Help Hospitals and Clinical Laboratories Save Money? GAO Report Answers That Question

GAO investigates certain business practices of group purchasing organizations For years, hospitals and clinical pathology laboratories have wondered exactly how much money is saved when they use the services of group purchasing organizations (GPOs). Now a newly-published government report provides interesting details about the financial activities of GPOs. In response to a Congressional directive, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently studied GPOs and released a report on their...
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