Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is a government agency under the Department of Health and Human Services devoted to ensuring effective, up-to-date healthcare coverage and quality care. They are primarily located in Baltimore and Washington, DC; Over 200,000 laboratories are enrolled in CLIA, the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, which is implemented by the CMS Division of Laboratory Services. 21 individuals work at the CMS to oversee this service.


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