COLA ANNOUNCES TAMMY ZINSMEISTER AS FIRST CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER

Zinsmeister to Head Division Focused On Developing Innovative Solutions to Ensure Excellence in Laboratory Medicine and Patient Care COLA, a national laboratory accreditor and an advocate for quality in laboratory medicine and patient care, has announced the appointment of Tammy Zinsmeister to the newly created position of Chief Innovation Officer. In her new role, Zinsmeister…

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…