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Advanced Copy –Revisions to State Operations Manual (SOM), Appendix C – Survey Procedures and Interpretive Guidelines for Laboratories and Laboratory Services (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA))
Memo #
17-11- CLIA
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Fiscal Year
Revisions to Appendix C of the SOM: The entire document has been revised and updated to include comments and recommendations from: • Regional Office (RO) and State Agency (SA) surveyors, professional and accrediting organizations (AO); • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); • CMS Office of General Counsel (OGC); and • General Accounting Office (GAO) on reporting complaints. Deletion • D-tags (D2018, D6001, D6002 & 6077). It also includes: • New D-tags for surveyors; and • Board certification in dermatology by American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology is equivalent to board certification in dermatology by American Board of Dermatology (ABD)