The fees for CLIA certification are administered and managed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS.) The Louisiana state agency does not have the authority to accept CLIA fees. DO NOT send CLIA fees to the Louisiana State Agency.
Do not submit fees with an initial application. Until the initial CLIA application is processed, there are no fees due. Once the initial application has been processed, CMS will send a fee coupon to the laboratory with the specific amount owed. The CLIA fees will be based on the type of certificate.
CMS now has the capability of accepting electronic payment or credit card transactions. To submit physical payment, you must follow the instructions provided on the fee coupon and submit a check made to CLIA LABORATORY PROGRAM. Write the CLIA Identification Number on the check and mail to:
CLIA LABORATORY PROGRAM
PO BOX 530882
Atlanta, GA 30353-0882
Certificate of Waiver
The Certificate of Waiver is $180.00 for a two year certificate cycle. The renewal for a Certificate of Waiver is sent to the facility six months prior to the expiration date of the certificate.
Certificate of Provider Performed Microscopy Procedures (PPM)
The Certificate of PPM is $240.00 for a two year certificate cycle. The renewal for a Certificate of PPM is sent to the facility six months prior to the expiration date of the certificate.
Certificate of Compliance
Fees for a Certificate of Compliance are divided into two separate fees: the Compliance Fee and the Certificate Fee. The Compliance Fee is sent to the laboratory 1 year prior to the expiration date of the CLIA certificate. This fee is assessed for the biennial survey that is conducted. Once the survey is completed and the laboratory is recommended for recertification, the Certificate Fee is generated to pay for the certificate for the next cycle. The amount of each fee is dependent on the annual volume of testing performed by the laboratory. The amounts of both the compliance and certificate fees are depicted in the Table of Compliance Fees according to testing volumes performed.
Certificate of Accreditation
A Certificate of Accreditation is assessed two different fees; however, both fees are billed at the same time. The fees are generated 6 months prior to the expiration date of the certificate. The Certificate Fee is based on the volume of testing performed and equates to the same as those applied for a Certificate of Compliance. There is no Compliance Fee as these laboratories are not routinely surveyed by the state agency; however, for accreditation laboratories a 5% validation fee is charged. The amounts of both the validation and certificate fees are depicted in the Table of Accreditation Fees according to testing volumes performed.