CMS QSO Memo #18-11-CLIA Release of RFI

CMS QSO (formerly Survey and Certification) Memo #18-11-CLIA “Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Release of Request for Information (RFI).” Attention:  Clinical Laboratories, Acute Care Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals On January 5, 2018, CMS published Quality, Safety and Oversight (formerly Survey & Certification) Memo # 18-11-CLIA, “Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Release of Request for Information…

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REVISED – CMS Survey & Certification Memo #18-10 – Texting of Patient Information

Attention:  Acute Care Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Ambulatory Surgical Centers Please share this information with: Chief Nursing Officer Chief Medical Officer / VP Medical Affairs Director, Pharmacy Services Director / Manager, Medical Records / HIM On January 5, 2018, CMS published a revision to Survey & Certification memo #18-10 (originally published 12/28/17), “Texting of Patient…

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CMS Survey & Certification Memo #18-10 – Texting of Patient Information

Attention:  Acute Care Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers On December 28, 2017, CMS published Survey & Certification memo #18-10, “Texting of Patient Information among Healthcare Providers.” Key Points: CMS does not permit the texting of orders by physicians or other health care providers. Please click the link at the bottom of this email to read the full…

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CMS Survey & Certification Memo #18-07 – CLIA Proficiency Testing Referral Categories

Attention:  Clinical Lab Directors and Managers On December 15, 2017, CMS published Survey & Certification memo #18-07, “Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) Proficiency Testing (PT) Referral Categories.” Please follow the link below for the full CMS S&C Memo #18-07. Effective: Immediately Click here to read the full CMS S&C 18-07. Questions? Please contact us at info@hfap.org.

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