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Provider Performed Microscopy Procedures (PPMP) - Resources

Where can I find further information on PPMP testing?

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Joint Commission requirements for Provider Performed Microscopy Procedures (PPMP) are located in the laboratory program manual*. PPMP is specified in the federal regulations as a subset of moderately complex tests. On-site review by an accrediting agency is not federally required, however, Joint Commission laboratory surveyors will review a sampling of these services. Federal requirements for PPMP testing may be found in the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), which are located in the Code of Federal Regulations at 42CFR493.
*Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Laboratory and Point-of-Care Testing
Last updated on March 17, 2021
Manual: Critical Access Hospital
Chapter: Waived Testing WT

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