October 15, 2020

Joint Commission: Lab surveyors to evaluate CMS reporting requirements for COVID-19 testing results

Editor's Note

The Joint Commission announced October 14 that, effective October 15, surveyors will evaluate the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reporting requirements for COVID-19 testing results in the Laboratory Accreditation Program.

Surveyors will review documentation of COVID-19 test result reporting during the Regulatory Review session of an onsite or virtual survey.

Noncompliance with the new Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments COVID-19 test reporting requirements will be documented at Leadership Standard LD.04.01.01, element of performance 2.


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