Paying for referrals equals federal investigation

June 29, 2020

The following is the latest column from Vachette CEO Mick Raich:

It’s no great surprise that we are again hearing about a laboratory who paid for referrals. Without naming names, in this specific instance it seems the lab was paying bribes to recruiters and physicians to run a specific allergy test. Well, when COVID-19 became prevalent, this lab also added COVID testing to its mix. 

As it is alleged, this lab paid people to send their COVID tests to their lab. Needless to say, this is an obvious violation of anti-kickback laws and you can expect the DOJ will throw the book at those involved in the scheme when their investigation concludes. 

Just when you think you’ve seen the lowest of the low, someone else will find a worse way to compromise the human condition to make money.

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