CMS Launches Electronic CLIA Certificate Rollout
On March 22, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it will begin sending electronic Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certificates to those laboratories that opt on their CLIA application (Form CMS-116) to receive email notifications. CMS will email a link to such laboratories. The link will enable participating laboratories to print a hard copy of their CLIA certificate. CMS plans to email certificates approximately 30 days prior to the expiration of a current certificate. To opt to get email notifications or update an existing email address, laboratories should provide written notification to the State Agency where the laboratory is located. CMS notes that laboratories will also continue to receive paper certificates until further notice.