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CMS Releases Report on Accrediting Organizations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released its annual report to Congress on Medicare’s review, validation and oversight of approved accrediting organizations (AOs). The report identifies nine approved Medicare AOs, as well as seven approved under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA), and outlines their actions during fiscal year 2015 as compared to previous years. The report also analyzes CLIA Validation Program results.