KHN: Medicare Fails To Recover Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars In Lab Overcharges

By Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News Used by permission. Note comment from Boston lawyer. Also published by STATnews.  Five years ago, Companion DX Reference Lab hoped to cash in on cutting-edge genetic tests paid for by Medicare. The Houston lab marketed a test to assess how a person’s genes affect tolerance for drugs such as … Continue reading KHN: Medicare Fails To Recover Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars In Lab Overcharges

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Lots of New England in the NE Journal of Medicine

The latest NEJM includes lot of New Englanders: Researchers from Harvard asked – What motivates “whistleblowers” who report health care fraud? This study identified several commonalities in whistle-blowers' experiences. Generally, whistle-blowers' first move was to try to address problems internally; they became litigators either accidentally (while pursuing other claims) or as a last resort. The … Continue reading Lots of New England in the NE Journal of Medicine