CMS to fine labs for non-compliance with COVID-19 reporting requirements: 4 details

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Laboratories will soon face penalties for not accurately reporting COVID-19 data to the federal government under an interim final rule released by CMS on Aug. 25.

Four details:

1. The new rule requires labs to report COVID-19 data daily to HHS as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.

2. CMS will impose a $1,000 penalty for labs that fail to report COVID-19 data for the first day and $500 for each subsequent day of non-compliance.

3. Labs have a three-week grace period before the reporting requirement begins.

4. The rule covers all labs that conduct COVID-19 testing and report patient-specific results, including hospital and nursing home labs.

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