The Department of Justice recently accused a medical equipment manufacturer of violating the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS). Whistleblowers began the claim, accusing the company of paying monetary incentives to suppliers and labs to better ensure these medical professionals used their sleep apnea equipment.
A diagnostic lab is in financial ruin after an insurer accused the lab of paying illegal kickbacks in exchange for referrals. The accusations are part of a lawsuit that has led the lab to file for protection in bankruptcy court.
Diagnostic and clinical labs may experience a surge in growth in coming years. A market research company recently released findings after analyzing the industry and found key factors that it believes predict an upcoming surge.