OSU Lab Fights CMS Sanctions Over Testing Snafu

Law360, New York (July 18, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT) -- Ohio State University's medical center said Tuesday it was appealing Medicare officials' determination that its clinical laboratory didn't comply with regulations over lab sample testing, which could result in possible sanctions like loss of certification and ability to receive Medicare payments.

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services claims the clinical lab at OSU's Wexner Medical Center improperly sent lab samples to another university lab, in violation of both university regulations and the Social Security Act's Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988.

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