Where would today's medical profession be without clinical labs? So much of proper diagnosis, treatment and prevention of illness are dependent on the tests conducted on blood, urine and saliva in those labs in New York and elsewhere.
A high-profile criminal trial is under way involving an eye doctor who is accused of operating a $108 million Medicare fraud scam involving senior citizens and minorities.
In recent years, the government has been taking a much more aggressive approach to health care fraud enforcement, and it looks like enforcement efforts could get even more aggressive under the Trump administration.
In its annual report from the 2015 fiscal year, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General had some criticism for hospices.