The fact sheet discusses why CMS is increasing the CLIA fees for the first time in 20 years.
Based on the agency’s financial data review, they project that a 20 percent fee increase will sustain and maintain the CLIA program through FY 2021. CMS is required to update the program’s fee schedule because current fees are no longer sufficient to cover costs of the CLIA program. This user fee increase is effective upon publication of the notice. CMS is soliciting public comments on revisions to the CLIA fee methodology.