Laboratories must not induce physicians to order unnecessary tests through their marketing or education activities:
- They must monitor the use of laboratory services by their clients.
- They must correct any situation where something they did caused an unnecessary increase in test utilization.
- Hospital laboratories must ensure that information used in hospital Medicare cost reports is accurate and includes only those costs which are appropriate.
- Laboratories must follow all CLIA and OSHA regulations: failure to do so may result in a False Claims Act violation.