The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued guidance regarding COVID-19 testing in the workplace.
CMS regulates clinical laboratory testing under the federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA). A laboratory or clinical setting, such as a physician’s office, must obtain CLIA certification to perform laboratory testing. Some over-the-counter (OTC) tests are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for home use. The CMS guidance addresses the use of OTC home tests in the workplace.