Notification of Withdrawal of CMS 2252-P -Cytology
Notification that CMS has withdrawn the Cytology Proficiency Testing NPRM.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.