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CodeMap® 07/14/2021: Specimen Collection Supplies

CodeMap® Compliance Briefing: July 14, 2021

Editor's Welcome:

Two weeks ago, we discussed best practices, which clinical laboratories should follow when creating and maintaining physician service arrangements. The topic generated many questions concerning other types of financial relationships that may develop between laboratories and referring physicians. In response to these inquiries, today's CodeMap® Compliance Briefing will examine the provision of specimen collection supplies to physician customers. Over the past decade, the OIG has called attention to such practices multiple times in advisory opinions and special fraud alerts. Similar to the preceding briefing, we will also discuss best practices, which laboratories should follow to ensure complian....

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