COLA Kickoffs Patient Safety Awareness Week

The safety of a patient is the most important thing in the medical field, and laboratory medicine is no different. The week of March 11-17 COLA asks everyone to join in the celebration of Patient Safety Awareness Week. Patient Safety Awareness Week is a time for the nation to highlight the importance of patient safety…

Important Information for Clinicians, Infection Control and Preventionists, and Other Healthcare Providers:

New Reportable Disease: Bacillus cereus biovar anthracis Overview: An unknown strain of Bacillus cereus causing anthrax-like disease was first isolated in a dead chimpanzee in Côte d’Ivoire in 2001 and again in 2002. Following in 2004 and 2006, researchers isolated samples from another chimpanzee and a western lowland gorilla further East in Cameroon. Although anthrax…

medical laboratory scholarships

COLA AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS TO TEN LABORATORY SCIENCE STUDENTS : Latest COLAcares Scholarship Awards Total $5,000

One solution to the problem of the increasing number of laboratory job vacancies in the U.S. is to provide financial support to aspiring laboratorians in Medical Laboratory Science or Technology programs. That is why COLA, a national leader in lab testing accreditation and an advocate for quality in laboratory medicine and patient care, has medical laboratory…

CMS releases final Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule

CMS Helping Texas and Louisiana with Hurricane Harvey Recovery

Agency offers healthcare providers flexibilities to ensure continued access to care for patients Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma today announced new efforts underway at the agency to support millions of Americans impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The ongoing response at CMS is focused on helping Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, providers, facilities…