Laboratory Question for the Week of December 30, 2019

Laboratory Compliance Question of the Week


What alternative sanctions can CMS impose on labs?


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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