Laboratory

Laboratory Question for the Week of December 30, 2019

Laboratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

What alternative sanctions can CMS impose on labs?

Answer:

According to updates to the State Operations Manual (SOM), Chapter 6 Special Procedures for Laboratories, in place of or in addition to applying a principle sanction, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is now capable of applying one or more of the following alternative sanctions:

  • Directed PoC (dPoC) and directed portion of a PoC (dPPoC);
  • State onsite monitoring; and/or
  • Civil money penalty (CMP).

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