Laboratory Compliance – Intent to Comply Insufficient to Avoid Medicare Enrollment Revocation

Robert Mazer | May 3, 2018

Honest Mistakes Can Result in Loss of Medicare Billing Privileges

For many compliance-related purposes, so-called legal “intent” is key in determining the consequences of an improper action.  An erroneous claim for payment can result in a simple claim for repayment, monetary penalties under the False Claims Act, or imprisonment depending upon whether it reflected an honest mistake, reckless disregard regarding the claim’s accuracy, or knowing and willful behavior.

Read more…