Release of Laboratory Director (LD) and Tax Information Numbers (TIN) and Information Contained in the ASPEN Complaint/Incidents Tracking System (ACTS)

Submitted by Matthew.Gregor… on Mon, 11/04/2019 - 07:46
Title
Release of Laboratory Director (LD) and Tax Information Numbers (TIN) and Information Contained in the ASPEN Complaint/Incidents Tracking System (ACTS)
Memo #
18-19-CLIA
Posting Date
2018-10-01
Fiscal Year
2018
Summary
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is providing additional guidance related to release of LD and TIN information as well as information contained in the ASPEN/ACTS system:
• All requests for personally identifiable information (PII) related to any LD or laboratory owner, including the individual’s TIN or any other PII, must be directed to the CMS Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office, which will determine if the information may be disclosed.
• ACTS is considered a System of Records (SOR), and as such, information related to the intake and complainant contained in ACTS may not generally be released.