This webcast originally aired as a live webinar co-sponsored by AACC and ASCLS on April 17, 2013. At the end of 2012, CMS published a document to help labs comply with CLIA ‘88’s competency assessment requirements. This document was the culmination of two years of work the agency
put in to clarify and further explain sections of the competency regulations
that labs have found confusing. On this recording, CMS CLIA Administrator Judith
Yost provides an overview of how she sees CLIA competency assessment in 2013 -
although the regulations remain the same, the information and assessment tool
from CMS is new and may lead you to think in different ways about how to comply
with CLIA?s competency assessment requirements. A 30-minute, rapid-fire
Q&A session follows a 30-minute talk by Ms. Yost.