Proficiency Test Enrollment
The Joint Commission and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) require that labs enroll with a CMS approved proficiency testing program for each regulated analyte performed. Annually, organizations accredited under The Joint Commission’s Laboratory Accreditation Program are required to submit documentation attesting to enrollment in proficiency testing via the secure Joint Commission Connect website. This documentation is required by January 31.
Proficiency Testing Monitoring
The Joint Commission and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) require you to maintain successful performance on proficiency testing (PT). The Joint Commission receives unsuccessful proficiency testing performance data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for all regulated analytes through an electronic communication link.