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Joint Venture Fraud: An Examination of Investments in Clinical Laboratories by Referral Sources

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by Ron Lebow
Advance Healthcare Network
March 7, 2016

Ron Lebow's article, “Joint Venture Fraud: An Examination of Investments in Clinical Laboratories by Referral Sources," was published in the March 7, 2016 issue of Advance Healthcare Network.

From the article…

"There is ever-increasing scrutiny by federal and state law enforcement authorities, Congress, the courts and private insurers regarding arrangements between healthcare providers and potential referral sources. The goal of these agencies is to ensure that investment by referral sources is not designed to exchange dividends for patient care referrals." Mr. Lebow explores the factors typically assessed by the government in determining the legitimacy of such an investment.