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diagnostico

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I have dumb question
« on: January 31, 2013, 09:05:47 PM »
i don't understand how they can do this.... www.libertydiagnostics.com . This company is not a laboratory but it's main business focuses on getting Pain Management offices to send it's urine drug screens to one of several toxicology laboratories that it has accounts with. Here is how the process works..

The pain office sends the urine sample and patient encounter form to the laboratory. The pain office faxes the patient insurance form and test order to Liberty's office.  Liberty then bills WC & PI  for the lab work and receives payment from the insurance company.

How are they able to do that without actually being the laboratory or providing the service?
Isn't this illegal since they don't actually own a laboratory or have a CLIA number?