Lawyer, physician and lab agree: Drug test protocols should be based on good patient care.
Jeffrey Lynne, a lawyer based in Florida who represents treatment programs in zoning and other issues, says it’s about time that some drug testing arrangements are being cut back by payers (see ADAW, May 11). Lynne said that insurance companies are suing treatment providers to get their money back for excessive and unnecessary testing in “clawback lawsuits.” He tells his clients that if they submit such claims, insurance companies will say it’s insurance fraud.
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