Revisions to State Operations Manual (SOM), Chapter 6 Special Procedures for
Laboratories

Title
Revisions to State Operations Manual (SOM), Chapter 6 – Special Procedures for
Laboratories
Memo #
19-20-CLIA
Posting Date
2019-09-26
Fiscal Year
2019
Summary
• The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is issuing a revised State Operations Manual (SOM), Chapter 6 “Special Procedures for Laboratories” which includes a comprehensive revision to establish quality laboratory policies and procedures to ensure accurate and reliable test results to protect patients and improve the quality of health care.
• All sections of the SOM Chapter 6 have been aligned with the information within the SOM Chapter 6 Appendix C – Interpretive Guidelines