Excerpts From the 

CMS CLIA Update 2010 held in Feb 2010 (wwwn.cdc.gov/cliac/cliac0210.aspx#t2)

 

JUDITH YOST M.A.,M.T.(ASCP) DIRECTOR DIVISION OF LABORATORY SERVICES

Cytology PT Proposed Regulation: 

Proposed rule considered 17 CLIAC recommendations.

Pub. by CMS Jan. ‘09; comments closed Mar. ‘09. Joint CDC/CMS collaboration.

Contains questions; solicits comments & suggestions.

5,193 comments received from 660 commentors

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Current Regulation Proposed Regulation
10 slides/test 20 slides/test
2 hours/test 4 hours/test
annual biennial
Test Composition Test Composition
1 unsat 1 unsat
1 NILM 1 NILM
1 LSIL 1 LSIL
1 HSIL/CA 2 HSIL or CA
Current Regulation Proposed Regulation
1 missed HSIL/CA = Auto. Fail 2 missed HSIL or CA = Auto. Fail
Glass Slide Test Only Glass Slide/New Technology
Slide Field Valid. Not Req'd Slide Field Valid. Req'd
Diff. scoring grids Path & CT Diff. scoring grids Path & CT