FRIDAY COMPLIANCE BRIEFING:
6/7/2002 EDITOR'S WELCOME
Welcome to the second week of the Friday Compliance Briefing. Last week's briefing concerning phlebotomy services and compliance with the anti-kickback statute generated a lot of comments and questions. We appreciate the feedback. This week's briefing applies to any provider organization that performs "waived" or "point of care" testing. As always please feel free to contact us with questions, concerns, or ideas for future Friday Compliance Briefings.
Gregory Root, Esq.
WAIVED TESTING AND INCREASED SCRUTINY
Since the enactment of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) in 1988, most clinical laboratories have made significant efforts to comply with the regulations. Failure to do so will result in the eventual demise of any clinical laboratory. However, the federal and state governments did not, until lately, scrutinize waived labs because of the relaxed standards required of these providers. Waived labs must meet only the following requirements:<....
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