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CLIA '88 focus on clinic and office laboratories
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    What is CLIA, and what will it do for me? -- Since I perform only a few simple tests in my office, do CLIA regulations apply to my practice? -- If I do only dipstick urinalyses and spun hematocrits on my patients, is my laboratory eligible for a waiver? -- What if my laboratory performs tests not on the list of waived procedures? -- How can I determine whether a test my laboratory performs is classified as moderate or high complexity? -- What are the major differences between the requirements for laboratories performing tests of moderate and high complexity? -- If my laboratory conducts only testing of moderate complexity, must I hire a pathologist as laboratory director? -- What are the required qualifications and functions of the clinical and technical consultant? -- Can the nurse in my office continue to perform the laboratory testing? -- Does my laboratory have to change the way we are performing laboratory tests? -- Do I have to change the way I'm using laboratory tests in my practice? -- What is proficiency testing and how does it relate to my office laboratory? -- What happens if my laboratory fails PT? -- Will my office laboratory be inspected and, if so, what will the inspection involve? -- How do I sign up? -- What costs are involved for laboratories to meet the CLIA regulations? -- How can I obtain more information about the regulations? -- Regional Offices of the Health Care Financing Administration

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