The Impact of PAMA Regulations on POLs

In 2014, Congress passed PAMA Regulations (Protecting Access to Medicare Act) to direct the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop a market-based methodology for determining the future rates Medicare will pay for tests under the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule. Analysis shows that the current data collection and evaluative pricing methodology, if fully…

Answers to all your Zika Questions

A recent USA Today article offers answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the mosquito-borne Zika virus.  The virus has led to an epidemic of birth defects and cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare condition that causes paralysis, in Latin and South America.  The virus can be spread through mosquitos, sexual transmission…

COLA PARTNERS WITH HOWARD COUNTY POLICE DEPT. TO PROVIDE CRITICAL REPAIRS FOR LOW-INCOME HOMEOWNER

COLA, a national laboratory accreditor and an advocate for quality in laboratory medicine and patient care, along with Hussman Institute for Autism, teamed up with the Howard County Police Department’s for Rebuilding Day on April 23, an initiative of Rebuilding Together Howard County. The team of police, COLA and Hussman volunteers worked throughout the day…

COLA Criteria Update

Recorded on Monday, March 7, 2016  Hosted by Kathy Nucifora, Director of Accreditation, COLA. There are many upcoming additions, deletions, and revisions to COLA criteria slated to be implemented this spring!  Don’t miss this opportunity to hear all about the changes and COLA’s plans for implementation straight from COLA’s Director of Accreditation, Kathy Nucifora. This…