The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requests Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) review changes to the State Operations Manual (SOM), based on input from regional office and state agency surveyors, professional and accrediting organizations, and various parties in the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as a Government Accountability Office (GAO) audit. Changes also reflect the application of new technologies to the medical field.
Subject: Revisions to State Operations Manual (SOM), Appendix C-Survey Procedures and Interpretive Guidelines for Laboratories and Laboratory Services
Release Date: Feb. 3, 2017
Effective Date: March 3, 2017
Implementation Date: March 3, 2017
Special Notes: N/A