Medicare Fails To Recover Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars In Lab Overcharges

(By Fred Schulte for Kaiser Health News)

Five years ago, Companion DX Reference Lab hoped to cash in on cutting-edge genetic tests paid for by Medicare.

The Houston lab marketed a test to assess how a person’s genes affect tolerance for drugs such as opiates used to treat chronic pain. It also ran DNA tests to help treat cancer and urine screens to monitor drug abuse. Continue reading article here…

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