An organized advocacy campaign led by the CAP persuaded the federal government to allow pathologists to work remotely. The Trump administration announced the temporary waiver giving pathologists the regulatory flexibility requested by the CAP on March 26. CLIA regulations mandate that pathologists must perform diagnostic tests in CLIA-licensed facilities, but the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services stated during this public health emergency, it will exercise enforcement discretion to ensure pathologists may review pathology slides remotely.
To read the memorandum issued by the CMS, click here.
To read the full statement published by CAP, visit the CAP website here.
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