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CMS Proposes Updates to CLIA Proficiency Testing Regulations

Comments due April 5

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued a proposed rule that would update proficiency testing and referral requirements under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments.

The changes reflect significant improvements in testing and technology since the regulations were first implemented in 1992. Additional information is available in a CMS fact sheet. Comments on the proposed rule are due April 5.