HFAP Update: No surveys will be conducted through April

HFAP has paused all survey activity through April. On April 15, we will make a decision about surveys in May and we will move forward month-by-month until it becomes reasonable to conduct on-site surveys without overburdening organizations while remaining compliant with relevant shelter-in-place orders and protecting the health of provider staff and our surveyors. The…

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QSO Memo 20-21 CLIA: Laboratory guidance during COVID-19 public health emergency

March 26, 2020 – CMS is issuing this memorandum to laboratory surveyors to provide important guidance to surveyors and laboratories during the COVID-19 public health emergency, such as: CMS’ Exercise of enforcement discretion to ensure pathologists may review pathology slides remotely if certain defined conditions are met Ensuring that laboratories located in the United States…

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