CMS Clarifies CLIA Guidance for Temporary Testing Sites under the Multiple Site Exception

Published: 03/04/2022

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a memorandum clarifying CLIA guidance related to the temporary testing site multiple site exception and the enforcement discretion allowed during the COVID-19 public health emergency related to remote testing. According to CMS, while the agency does not want to limit access to testing, it does need to ensure the identity of the primary laboratory and all temporary testing sites can be accounted for at any given time.


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