California Lab Group Sues HHS Challenging Medicare Contractors’ Authority on Local Coverage Policy | GenomeWeb

Originally published May 6.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Certain members of the California Clinical Laboratory Association and an elderly woman who was denied coverage for pharmacogenetic testing are suing HHS alleging that the use of private contractors by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to establish local coverage decisions (LCDs) for lab tests is illegal and unconstitutional.

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