Federal Programs

Federal Programs - Additional information on Civil Rights, CLIA, Medicare/Medicaid, MDS, OASIS and QIS

Quicklink to CLIA

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) information on the Application Process, changes and renewal, fees and payments, certificate types, surevey process, proficiency testing, IQCP, Lab situations, forms and resources, and FAQ


Minimum Data Set (MDS) Automation System - The Minimum Data Set (MDS) is part of the federally mandated process for clinical assessment of all residents in Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing homes. This process provides a comprehensive assessment of each resident's functional capabilities and helps nursing home staff identify health problems


Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) - The Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) is the patient-specific, standardized assessment used in Medicare home health care to plan care, determine reimbursement, and measure quality.

Facility Inspections

Facility Inspections lists the survey inspection findings, State Compliants, Federal Compliants, life safety and various other issues, complaints and findings for health facilities