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Provider Performed Microscopy Procedure (PPMP) - Personnel Requirements

Who qualifies as testing personnel under a PPMP certificate?

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Only a provider may perform microscopy procedures under a Provider Performed Microscopy Procedure (PPMP) certificate. Providers include physicians, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, and physician assistants. No other individuals may perform microscopy procedures under a PPMP certificate, including laboratory and nursing professionals, even though they may be qualified to perform microscopy procedures under a moderately complex license. Waived tests performed under a PPMP certificate may be performed by a competent individual and are not required to be performed by a provider.
Last updated on March 17, 2021
Manual: Critical Access Hospital
Chapter: Waived Testing WT

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