Proposed Theranos CEO Ban Ups Ante For Lab Testing Cos.

By Sindhu Sundar (April 14, 2016, 10:48 PM EDT) -- An unusual proposal by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to impose a two-year ban on the high-profile CEO of Theranos over testing practices at one of its facilities is an example of the agency's sharpened focus on newer laboratory technologies that haven't yet been evaluated by other regulators, attorneys say.

The proposed sanction is part of the CMS' ongoing response to what it has characterized as serious shortcomings with laboratory practices in Theranos' facility in Newark, California. In a March letter, part of which was published by The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, to Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, director...

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