A lawsuit against Boston Heart Diagnostics was allowed to proceed after the D.C. Circuit Court decided in early June that the burden is on laboratories, not the doctors who ordered the tests, to confirm that the tests are medically necessary. Under the ruling, labs can no longer rely on doctors to confirm the medical necessity of tests; labs must determine and certify medical necessity on CMS Form 1500 when submitting claims to Medicare and Medicaid. The company was accused of billing the government for unnecessary tests, and targeting doctors to encourage them to order specific tests that were unnecessary for patients with specific diagnoses. To read more, go to the California Healthcare News website at http://bit.ly/2uf8ERW.