42 CFR § 493.1826 - Suspension of part of Medicare payments.
(i) Is found to have condition level deficiencies with respect to one or more specialties or subspecialties of tests; and
(ii) Agrees (in return for not having its Medicare approval cancelled immediately) not to charge Medicare beneficiaries or their private insurance carriers for the services for which Medicare payment is suspended.
(c) Duration and effect of sanction. This sanction continues until the laboratory corrects the condition level deficiencies or CMS cancels the laboratory's approval to receive Medicare payment for its services, but in no event longer than 12 months.