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Title
FY 2015 Report to Congress (RTC): Review of Medicare’s Program Oversight of Accrediting Organizations (AOs) and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) Validation Program
Memo #
16-07-AO
Posting Date
2016-01-29
Fiscal Year
2016
Summary
Annual Report to Congress: The 2015 annual RTC details the review, validation, and oversight of the FY 2014 activities of the approved AOs Medicare accreditation programs as well as the CLIA Validation Program. • Section 1875(b) of the Social Security Act (the Act) requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to submit an annual report to Congress on its oversight of national AOs and their CMS-approved accreditation programs. • Section 353(e)(3) of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA) requires CMS to submit an annual report of the CLIA validation program results.
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