FAIRBURY – Jefferson Community Health Center’s laboratory received a deficiency-free survey in February.
The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) survey was conducted on Feb 12. No deficiencies were cited.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regulates all laboratory testing except research performed on humans in the United States through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments. In total, CLIA covers about 251,000 laboratory entities. The objective of the CLIA program is to ensure quality laboratory testing. All clinical laboratories must be properly certified to receive Medicare or Medicaid payments. CLIA surveys are done ever two years for hospital laboratories.More