Laboratory Question for the Week of July 15, 2019

Laboratory Compliance Question of the Week


What are the possible consequences for applicable labs that fail to report data under PAMA?


The Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) states that “if the Secretary determines that an applicable laboratory has failed to report or made a misrepresentation or omission in reporting information under this subsection with respect to a clinical diagnostic laboratory test, the Secretary may apply a civil money penalty.”

In fact, PAMA could deliver fines up to up to $10,000 per day for each failure to report data or for each misrepresentation or omission.

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