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OIG Issues Special Fraud Alert Concerning Laboratory Payments to Referring Physicians

Earlier today, the OIG issued a Special Fraud Alert concerning laboratory payments to referring physicians.  The OIG identified 2 different types of payment arrangements that may be viewed as problematic under the Anti-Kickback law: blood specimen collection, processing and packaging arrangements and registry payments. The OIG described specimen processing arrangements as payments from laboratories to […]

Appellate Division Holds that Nurse who Refused Flu Vaccine was Improperly Denied Unemployment Benefits

Efforts by health care related employers to mandate flu vaccination for all of their employees appears to have suffered a setback in New Jersey.  Last week, the Appellate Division issued its decision in Valent v. Board of Review, Department of Labor and Hackettstown Community Hospital and reversed the denial of unemployment benefits for a nurse […]


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