Quick Start Guide to CMS CLIA Certification

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) states every facility that conducts COVID-19 testing is considered a laboratory and must be certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA).

If your facility is not CLIA certified, view this 4-page quick-start guide to learn how you can apply to be CLIA certified.

Below is a clip of the 1st page that shows Step 1 of the 6-step process:

And here’s the last page: