Health Law Checkup - OIG Issues Special Fraud Alert About Laboratory Payments to Referring Physicians


by Justin A. Shiroff

On Wednesday, June 25, 2014, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a Special Fraud Alert (the Alert) addressing compensation paid by laboratories to referring physicians. The latest in a series of guidance documents and advisory opinions addressing remuneration offered and paid by laboratories to referring physicians, the Alert sets out two specific problematic scenarios: Specimen Processing Arrangements and Registry Arrangements.

[Read the full alert.]