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CMS Revises Surveyor Guidance for Laboratories

For compliance and laboratory staff

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued revised guidance for clinical laboratory surveyors, with updates to State Operations Manual (SOM) Chapter 6. That chapter, intended to help regional office and state surveyors administer the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments program, has been revised to remove outdated information and ensure each section matches current policies and procedures.

According to CMS, the revisions also ensure all sections align with the information in the SOM Chapter 6 Appendix C – Survey Procedures and Interpretive Guidelines for Laboratories and Laboratory Services.