CMS Guidance for CLIA Remote Survey Process during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Published: 11/16/2020

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

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released guidance for CMS Locations (formerly known as CMS Regional Office) and CLIA State Agencies (SAs) to provide important guidance to surveyors for optional implementation of a remote survey process during the COVID-19 released Public Health Emergency (PHE).  CMS recognizes that many SAs and CMS Locations have been unable to perform routine CLIA on-site surveys due to the current PHE and may be experiencing a backlog of labo

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