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 web addresses weekly for updates.
See: Policy and Memos to States and Regions
- CMS Satellite Broadcast/Webcast Educational Programs - http://surveyortraining.cms.hhs.gov/index.aspx
CMS CLIA website: http://www.cms.gov/clia/01_overview.asp
Centers for Disease Control CLIA website: http://www.cdc.gov/clia/
CMS CLIA brochures: http://www.cms.gov/clia/05_clia_Brochures.asp#TopOfPage
CMS 116 Form: http://www.cms.gov/cmforms/downloads/cms116.pdf
Contact CLIA:Telephone Hotline: 651-201-4120
Minnesota Department of Health
PO Box 64900
St.Paul, MN 55164-0900