Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulates all laboratory testing (except research) performed on humans in the U.S. through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). The objective of the CLIA program is to ensure quality laboratory testing.
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Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Guidelines and Program Letters (CMS)
Please check these websites weekly for updates:
- CMS - Survey & Certification - General Information
See: Policy and Memos to States and Regions
- Medicare State Operations Manual Appendix (PDF)
- CMS, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Survey and Certification Group Training Site
CMS satellite broadcast/webcast educational programs.
CMS 116 Form
Contact CLIATelephone Hotline: 651-201-4120
Minnesota Department of Health
3333 West Division Street, Suite 212
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4557