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Title
Notification of Withdrawal of CMS 2252-P -Cytology
Memo #
11-19-CLIA
Posting Date
04/08/2011
Fiscal Year
2011
Summary
Notification that CMS has withdrawn the Cytology Proficiency Testing NPRM. The majority of recommendations made by the cytopathology and cytotechnology experts and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC) will be implemented through revised interpretive guidance and administrative policy. Cytology laboratories must continue to meet the existing regulations at 42 CFR 493.855 by enrolling and successfully participating in a CMS-approved cytology PT program for the annual testing of the subject individuals. CMS will continue to monitor cytology PT performance and to collaborate with the cytology community on all cytological quality initiatives.
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