Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Release of Request for Information (RFI)
• The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published an RFI on January 5, 2018.
• The RFI is seeking public comment and information related to the following areas:
o Personnel requirements: nursing and physical science degrees, competency assessment, laboratory training and experience
requirements and documentation;
o Proficiency testing referral: Discretion for Category 1, alternative sanctions imposed for Certificate of Waiver (CoW);
o Histocompatibility; and,
o Compliance and additional fees.