The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Individualized Quality ControlPlan (IQCP) procedure in the revised SOM will supersede the IQCP procedure in S&C 13-54.
” Revisions to Appendix C of the SOM: Revisions include the removal of Equivalent Quality Control (EQC) in the Interpretive Guidelines for §493.1256(d) and the insertion of IQCP in the Interpretive Guidelines for §493.1256(d)
” Education & Transition Period: The IQCP Education and Transition Period will conclude on 12/31/2015.
” Implementation of IQCP: The IQCP effective date will be 01/01/2016.
” Guidance for surveyors after full implementation of IQCP: Surveyors will continue to follow established survey policies and protocols using the Outcome Oriented Survey Process.
” Educational resources: Resources available on the CLIA Webpage at http://www.cms.gov/CLIA/
Read the full release here: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Policy-and-Memos-to-States-and-Regions-Items/Survey-and-Cert-Letter-16-02.html