It has been reported by the Washington Post that the 39-year old owner of a laboratory near Atlanta, pled guilty on July 22 to health care fraud charges. From September 2012 through February 2014, someone at the lab, allegedly instructed technicians not to test blood samples that were sent to the lab for testing of food and environmental allergies. This instruction apparently was given in order to save money. The report indicates they faked the results sent back to the doctors, yet billed the patients' health care benefit program for the services that he did not provide. U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Bob Page said that the owner pled guilty, but no sentencing has been set at this time. The lab is located in East Point, Georgia.
Attorney Lombardi recalled an Iowa laboratory problem involving pap smear tests where VIPs had all their tests read while ordinary patient test results were not all reviewed. Steve Lombardi