Last Thursday, the New York Court of Appeals ruled in a 4-3 decision that a man may bring a negligence claim against a drug testing company for a false positive drug test.
At the time of the disputed test results, Eric...more
The HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has granted certain clinical laboratories a temporary reprieve from the requirement to update their Notices of Privacy Practices (NPPs) by September 23, 2013, the deadline imposed by the...more
In OIG Advisory Opinion No. 13-03, the Office of Inspector General had the opportunity to deal with two issues which have always raised concerns in the past, i.e. pod labs and swapping. It is no surprise that OIG refused to...more
On February 4, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to reform Medicare regulations that CMS views as unnecessary, obsolete, and/or excessively burdensome on hospitals and health care...more