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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 […]

June 16, 2014 Regulatory Developments

On June 16, 2014 at 46 NJR 1413, the State Board of Pharmacy published notice of its proposal of an amendment to its rules governing minimum standards for container integrity. On June 16, 2014 at 46 NJR 1477, the State Board of Polysomnography published notice of its adoption of amendments to its rules governing licensure […]

June 2, 2014 Regulatory Developments

Here are the most recent health care related regulatory developments as published in the New Jersey Register on June 2, 2014: On June 2, 2014 at 46 NJR 1321, the New Jersey Board of Nursing published notice of its proposal of a new rule governing the issuance of a temporary courtesy license to nurses who […]

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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