1. Home
  2. Laboratory Improvement
  3. News and Updates


2024 CAP Checklists to Publish in Fall Due to CLIA Regulatory Changes

Date: March 13, 2024

On December 28, 2023, the CMS released the Final Rule - Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) Fees, Histocompatibility, Personnel, and Alternative Sanctions for Certificate of Waiver Laboratories (CMS-3326-F). This ruling includes changes to the CLIA regulations addressing personnel qualifications and histocompatibility testing, which will take effect on December 28, 2024. Read the eAlert

Post-Public Health Emergency Result Reporting and Remote Review Changes

Date: June 12, 2023

On May 11, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued memorandum QSO-23-15-CLIA, discontinuing the post-Public Health Emergency (PHE) reporting of SARS-CoV-2 test results to the state and public health authorities and clarifying the continued enforcement discretion for remote review of digital images, data, and reports. Read the eAlert

CAP Accreditation Inspection Updates

Date: May 5, 2023

With the U.S. COVID public health emergency (PHE) expiring on May 11, 2023, the CAP is transitioning its inspection date notification process for laboratories located in the U.S. and Canada. Read the eAlert

Change to the Reporting of Home Addresses for Cytogenetic Remote Laboratories

Date: January 19, 2023

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently clarified its stance on the reporting of cytogenetic testing results when portions of the analysis or interpretation are performed by personnel at a home testing site with a different CLIA number. Read the eAlert

2023 PT Enhancements

Updated: January 1, 2023

Beginning in 2023, the CAP is offering several online enhancements to improve the proficiency testing (PT) customer experience. Read the eAlert

Predictive Marker Activity Menu and PT Requirement Changes

Date: September 14, 2022

The CAP has made important revisions to the immunohistochemistry (IHC) predictive marker activity menu options and proficiency testing (PT) requirements to address the continued emergence of targeted therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. Read the eAlert

2022 Checklist Updates: New Enhancements Coming This Fall

Date: August 1, 2022

The CAP expects to release its 2022 CAP checklist edition in October. This release will feature several enhancements designed to clarify and simplify the inspection process for inspectors and laboratories. Read the eAlert

CAP Accreditation Withdraws ANP.10039 from 2021 Checklist Edition

Updated: November 29, 2021

The CAP has decided to temporarily withdraw ANP.10039 (Total Fixation Time) from the 2021 Checklist Edition, effective immediately. Read the eAlert