Federal inspectors investigating 'numerous complaints' about labs and testing sites associated with Center for Covid Control

医疗保险中心 & 医疗补助服务正在调查 “无数投诉” about labs and testing sites associated with the Center for Covid Control, 该机构周五向 CNN 证实.

We take seriously any allegations of fraud or misbehavior by COVID-19 testing sites. CMS’s Center for Clinical Standards and Quality investigates these kinds of complaints and is aware of several alleged instances of misconduct by this company’s labs,” 博士说. Lee Fleisher, chief medical officer and director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality for CMS, 在一份声明中.
在星期三, Minnesota’s attorney general sued CCC and its associated clinical lab, claiming they failed to deliver Covid-19 test results or delivered untimely or falsified test results.
      The lawsuit filed by Keith Ellison in Hennepin County district court says the Minnesota Department of Health got complaints after people were tested for Covid-19 at pop-up testing sites around the state operated by CCC.
        CCC has not responded to a CNN request for comment.
          CMS is actively investigating numerous complaints about multiple laboratories and testing sites associated with the Center for COVID Control,” Fleisher said, adding CMScontinues our investigations and will take compliance and enforcement actions as appropriate.
          CMS conducted on-site complaint surveys at multiple testing sites and the main lab used by CCCthe Doctors Clinical Laboratoryin November and December, according to a CMS spokesperson.
          CMS identified non-compliance and is waiting on an allegation of compliance from the laboratory to address the deficiencies cited,” the CMS spokesperson said.
          CCC announced last week it would pause operations from January 14 至 22 因为 “unusually high patient demand has stressed staffing resources, as has been widely reported, in a subset of our locations, affecting our usual customer service standards and diagnostic goals.
          Center for Covid Control is committed to serving our patients in the safest, most accurate and most compliant manner,” CCC founder and CEO Aleya Siyaj said in the announcement. “遗憾的是, due to our rapid growth and the unprecedented recent demand for testing, we haven’t been able to meet all our commitments.
            星期四, CCC announced on its website all locations are closed until further notice.
            The pause in operations will be usedto train additional staff on sample collection and handling, customer service and communications best practices, as well as compliance with regulatory guidelines,” according to the Center.