COLA, ADVANCE host well-attended webinar

Recently, COLA joined forces with ADVANCE for Medical Laboratory Professionals magazine to present a webinar on Calibration Verification. More than 1,400 ADVANCE readers registered for the seminar, of which some 800 attended, the largest audience ADVANCE has ever drawn for its online programs. The seminar was presented by COLA team member Ed Sass, MS, MLSCM…

Congressman John Sarbanes Visits COLA Headquarters

Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD-03) visited the Columbia headquarters of COLA, the largest private accreditor of clinical laboratories in the United States, where he met privately with COLA’s leadership team, including Chief Executive Officer Douglas Beigel, and later with nearly 50 of COLA’s employees in an informal “town hall” forum. Congressman Sarbanes, who chaired the healthcare…

ACOs: Do You Need a Consultant?

Rules establishing “Accountable Care Organizations” (ACOs) – a new health care payment and delivery reform model linking provider reimbursements to quality metrics – took effect in January. COLA is working on a few initiatives intended to better define how a laboratory should integrate into the ACO model. In the meantime, this article in Amednews examines…