New Tool from CMS Streamlines Certification for Labs Testing for COVID-19

Published: 09/30/2020

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Clinical Lab

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released new tools to reduce paperwork and authorization delays for laboratories seeking Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certification to test for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  CMS’s quick-start guide is intended to help laboratories with the application process for CLIA certification and includes information on the expedited review process implemented at the beginning of the public health emergency that allows labs

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