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Navigating Compliance Risks in Client Billing Arrangements

Laboratory Economics


Date: May 21, 2015

Time: 9:00AM - 10:30AM


  • Navigating Compliance Risks in Client Billing Arrangements

About the Teleconference

Clinical and anatomic pathology laboratories interested in client billing arrangements should understand the implications under federal and state laws. The Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General has long said that such arrangements may violate the Anti-Kickback Statute if not structured properly, and a recent advisory opinion seems to reinforce the OIG’s view on client billing arrangements.

The speakers will discuss the ins and outs of client billing arrangements and provide guidance on how to structure these arrangements to limit legal risk.

  • Understand the state and federal laws that may apply to client billing arrangements, including the Anti-Kickback Statute and the “substantially in excess” prohibition
  • Learn about the recent OIG advisory opinion addressing laboratory discounting practices and the waiver of amounts owed by patients and how it might affect your lab
  • Discuss the future of client billing arrangements and get answers to your questions.



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Karen S. Lovitch


Karen advises industry clients on regulatory, transactional, operational, and enforcement matters. She has deep experience handling FCA investigations and qui tam litigation for laboratories and diagnostics companies.

Jane Pine Wood


Member, McDonald Hopkins