High payment rates for tests for rare disorders in regions covered by two Medicare Administrative Contractors could spark debate about genetic testing fraud.
Arrayit President Found Guilty in COVID-19, Allergy Testing Scheme
Arrayit President Mark Schena faces prison for orchestrating an illegal kickback and healthcare fraud scheme, among other things.
Myriad Genetics Settles Anti-Kickback Lawsuit Related to Vectra DA
Myriad will pay $45.25 million to the federal and California state governments and $2.75 million to the whistleblower in exchange for dismissal of the case and all claims against it.
Florida Lab Owner Pleads Guilty to $6.9M COVID-19 False Billing Scheme
The owner was accused of bundling COVID-19 testing with other medically unnecessary forms of testing.
HHS OIG Finds Sharp Rise in Medicare Payments for Genetic Tests
Medicare payments for genetic tests and the number of such tests rose sharply, as did the number of labs receiving more than $1 million in reimbursements for such tests.