Quick Start Guide for Labs to Become Medicare-Certified

For laboratories seeking Medicare Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certification to test for COVID-19, CMS released a guide last week to help with the application process and the expedited review process, including how to submit the form to the correct state agency.  Under the public health emergency, labs have the option to pay CLIA certification fees on the CMS CLIA Program website, and they can start COVID-19 testing before the official paper certificate arrives by postal mail.