Individualized Quality Control Plan (IQCP): A New Quality Control (QC) Option
• IQCP: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is implementing a new quality control option for laboratories based
on risk management.
• Interpretive Guidelines: The IQCP Interpretive Guidelines, included with this Memorandum, contain procedures for laboratories
and guidance for Regional Office (RO) and State agency (SA) surveyors.
• Education and Transition Period: The IQCP Education and Transition Period will begin on 01/01/2014, and conclude on 01/01/2016.
• Training and Education: CMS will provide IQCP