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CodeMap® 06/03/2022: Specimen Collection Compensation

CodeMap® Compliance Briefing: June 3, 2022


Editor's Welcome:

In April, the OIG offered yet again additional guidance concerning laboratories creating arrangements to compensate other providers for specimen collection services. This is not the first time the OIG has addressed this topic. In fact, the very first OIG Special Fraud Alert concerning laboratory practices in 1994 included warnings about creating such arrangements. Today's CodeMap® Compliance Briefing will break down the OIG's latest communication concerning these arrangements and examine the OIG's long-standing fears of fraud and abuse. As this briefing will demonstrate, laboratories must be very careful when creating and maintaining financial arrangements for specimen collection services. Pl....

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