Media Reporting Shows Some Clinical Laboratories Charge Significantly Higher than Average Prices for COVID-19 Tests —and It Is Perfectly Legal
When people receive COVID-19 testing at an out-of-network facility, federal law requires insurers to pay that clinical laboratory’s posted ‘cash price’ when negotiated prices have not previously been established In the latest example that some COVID-19 testing companies are charging significantly higher prices than others, The New York Times (NYT) recently reported that one COVID […] The post Media Reporting Shows Some Clinical Laboratories Charge Significantly Higher than Average Prices for COVID-19 Tests—and It Is Perfectly Legal appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 20, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement AHIP America’s Health Insurance Plans anatomic pathology antigen t Source Type: news

Former Wall Street Journal Reporter John Carreyrou Reveals Ex-Theranos CLIA Laboratory Director and Pathologist Was Main Source for 2015 Investigation into Theranos
WSJ reporter affirms that the pathologist was his “first and most important source” in confirming the problems at the now-defunct medical lab testing company During the federal fraud trial of Theranos Founder and former-CEO Elizabeth Holmes, no one has spent more days on the witness stand than ex-Theranos Laboratory Director Adam Rosendorff, MD, the pathologist […] The post Former Wall Street Journal Reporter John Carreyrou Reveals Ex-Theranos CLIA Laboratory Director and Pathologist Was Main Source for 2015 Investigation into Theranos appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 15, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Laboratory Sales and Marketing Laboratory Testing Adam Rosendor Source Type: news

Former Theranos Lab Director and Staff Testify in Ongoing Elizabeth Holmes Fraud Trial That They Voiced Concerns about Reliability and Accuracy of Edison Blood-Testing Device
Four-star general Jim Mattis testified that he eventually “didn’t know what to believe about Theranos anymore,” The Wall Street Journal reported Former-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes was known for her obsession with Steve Jobs, imitating not only the late Apple CEO’s well-known management style, but also his wardrobe choices. However, clinical laboratory managers and pathologists will […] The post Former Theranos Lab Director and Staff Testify in Ongoing Elizabeth Holmes Fraud Trial That They Voiced Concerns about Reliability and Accuracy of Edison Blood-Testing Device appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 6, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Adam Rosendorff MD anatomic pathology Andreas Dracopoulos Carlos Slim centers for medicare and medic Source Type: news

Text Messages Between Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes and Ex-Boyfriend Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani Grab Headlines in Early Days of Fraud Trial
Romantic musings between the now-defunct Theranos’ CEO and COO may be introduced to undercut Holmes’ claims of ‘intimate partner abuse’ Medical laboratory professionals did not have to wait long for the first prosecution bombshell to explode during the opening week of the federal criminal fraud trial of former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes. In court filings […] The post Text Messages Between Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes and Ex-Boyfriend Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani Grab Headlines in Early Days of Fraud Trial appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 1, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology Assistant US Attorney Robert Leach clinical la Source Type: news

Linda Evangelista Says Body-Sculpting Procedure Left Her ‘Disfigured’
The ’90s-era supermodel said side effects from a fat-freezing procedure caused her to become depressed and turned her into a recluse after “not looking like myself any longer.” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christine Hauser Tags: Suits and Litigation (Civil) Models (Professional) Plastic Surgery Evangelista, Linda Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc Malpractice Source Type: news

Malpractice Claims During COVID-19: More Questions Than Answers Malpractice Claims During COVID-19: More Questions Than Answers
Although healthcare practitioners are protected from medical liability during the pandemic, malpractice claims may still be brought against them.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 24, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Can Being an Expert Witness Ruin Your Career? Can Being an Expert Witness Ruin Your Career?
Physicians who testify as expert witnesses can risk their careers even in simple medical malpractice cases. Is it worth it?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

One High-Profile Case Damaged This Physician's Career One High-Profile Case Damaged This Physician's Career
Physicians who testify as expert witnesses can risk their careers even in simple medical malpractice cases. Is it worth it?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

German Feasibility Study Shows Cerenkov Luminescence Imaging May Provide New Technique for Identifying Positive Margins during Prostatectomies
Prostate cancer currently has the highest positive surgical margin rate of any cancer in men, with 21% of patients left with cancer cells at the resection site Cancer surgeons may soon have a new technology to help them completely remove cancerous tissue during prostate cancer surgery. Called Cerenkov luminescence imaging (CLI), this new diagnostic technology […] The post German Feasibility Study Shows Cerenkov Luminescence Imaging May Provide New Technique for Identifying Positive Margins during Prostatectomies appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 20, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement anatomic pathology Boris A. Hadaschik PhD Cerenkov luminescence imagin Source Type: news

Department of Justice Recovers $1.8B from Medical Laboratory Owners and Others Accused of Alleged Healthcare Fraud During COVID-19 Pandemic
It did not take long for fraudsters to pursue hundreds of billions of federal dollars designated to support SARS-CoV-2 testing and it is rare when federal prosecutors bring cases only a few months after illegal lab testing schemes are identified As if the COVID-19 pandemic weren’t bad enough, unscrupulous clinical laboratory operators quickly sought to […] The post Department of Justice Recovers $1.8B from Medical Laboratory Owners and Others Accused of Alleged Healthcare Fraud During COVID-19 Pandemic appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 17, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement anatomic pathology cardiac testing centers for medicare and medicaid s Source Type: news

Theranos Founder and Former CEO Elizabeth Holmes ’ Federal Criminal Fraud Trial Finally Is Under Way in California
Court documents show Holmes’ defense strategy includes accusing ex-boyfriend and former COO Balwani of ‘intimate partner abuse’ that impacted her ‘state of mind’ It has started! The long-awaited criminal trial of former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes is underway in a federal courthouse in Silicon Valley. Across the profession of medical laboratory medicine, there is keen […] The post Theranos Founder and Former CEO Elizabeth Holmes’ Federal Criminal Fraud Trial Finally Is Under Way in California appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 13, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology Assistant US Attorney Jeffrey Schenk Assistant US Attorney Robert Leach clinical laboratory Source Type: news

Large Dutch Survey Shines Light on Fraud and Questionable Research Practices in Medical Studies Published in Scientific Journals
About half of nearly 7,000 respondents admitted to sloppy practices, which suggests that pathologists and clinical lab professionals may want to be skeptical about the findings of many papers published in medical journals It may surprise pathologists and medical laboratory professionals to learn that as many as 10% of surveyed authors of published scientific papers […] The post Large Dutch Survey Shines Light on Fraud and Questionable Research Practices in Medical Studies Published in Scientific Journals appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 30, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice International Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Laboratory Testing Adam Marcus Amsterdam University Medical Center anatomic pathology AUMC clinical laboratory clinical patholog Source Type: news

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Faces Trial for Fraud. Here ’s What to Know About the Case
Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes will stand trial later this month on charges of defrauding investors and patients of the blood-testing company. If convicted, 37-year-old Holmes—once named the world’s youngest female self-made billionaire—could face 20 years in prison for each of the ten counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud she is accused of. The Theranos case has attracted worldwide attention, inspiring a bestselling book, an HBO documentary, a podcast, a limited series on Hulu and an upcoming film set to star Jennifer Lawrence. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true̶...
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Ireland ’s ‘CervicalCheck’ Cancer Screening Program Remains Plagued by Controversy Despite Reform Efforts
Two US clinical laboratories providing testing for the problem-laden program have been targets of lawsuits from women who allege their smear test results were misread In Ireland, the nation’s health service continues to deal with the consequences from problems with its “CervicalCheck” service that is designed to provide timely screening for the early detection of […] The post Ireland’s ‘CervicalCheck’ Cancer Screening Program Remains Plagued by Controversy Despite Reform Efforts appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 25, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice International Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology CervicalCheck CervicalCheck Tribunal Cian O’Carroll clinical laboratory clinical pathology Clinical Pathology Source Type: news

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Involving Ophthalmology Trainees Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Involving Ophthalmology Trainees
Although medical malpractice lawsuits may not be as common, or as expensive, in ophthalmology as in other medical subspecialities, they remain a problem.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news