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Lab’s Non-Coverage Notice Deters Medicare Patients
Health Leaders Media

The national blood testing lab Quest Diagnostics has been handing thousands of Southern California Medicare patients with diabetes a “non-coverage” notice that physicians say is provoking patients to reject their essential A1c tests, which federal officials say violates Medicare rules.

“This is a terribly ill-conceived administrative move that was done without consideration of the tremendously negative impact it is having on patient care,” says Paul Speckart, MD, a San Diego endocrinologist.