COLA Inc. Conducting New Survey on PAMA’s Impact on Clinical Laboratories

COLA Inc., a nationally-recognized private, non-profit laboratory accreditation organization, is inviting clinical laboratories to participate in a new survey to gather data about how cuts in Medicare’s Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) are impacting their services to patients. Since the implementation of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014, clinical laboratories have experienced…

COLA Senior Leaders Attend Executive War College

Executives of COLA, a national laboratory accreditor for quality laboratory medicine and patient care, will attend the 2019 Executive War College on Lab and Pathology Management being held at the Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans April 30 – May 1, 2019. The Executive War College is the premier conference for laboratory executives, administrators and pathologists…

COLA completes key assessment for ISO certification

COLA, a nationally recognized private, non-profit laboratory accreditation organization and the only laboratory accreditation provider that operates its accreditation program in accordance with a quality management system certified to ISO 9001, has completed a key assessment in its ongoing endeavor in seeking the highest level of quality. COLA initially received its ISO certification in April…

COLA will attend 2019 Knowledge Lab

The annual Clinical Laboratory Management Association’s (CLMA) Knowledge Lab 2019 will be hosting over 100 different companies from around the U.S. to discuss laboratory medicine and COLA, a nationally recognized private, non-profit laboratory accreditation organization with over 30 years of accreditation experience, will be attending. The CLMA’s Knowledge Lab 2019 will be in Grapevine, Texas…

COLA Appoints Mark Tatelbaum as Chief Counsel

COLA, a nationally recognized private, non-profit laboratory accreditation organization, has announced the appointment of Mark Tatelbaum as Chief Counsel. Tatelbaum joins COLA having extensive legal experience in healthcare and, more specifically, in the clinical laboratory sector. Tatelbaum recently served as the General Counsel for Ameritox, LLC, a national toxicology laboratory headquartered in Columbia, MD. Prior…

National Patient Safety Awareness Week 2019

COLA Supports 2019 National Patient Safety Awareness Week

Thirteen billion clinical laboratory tests are performed annually in clinical laboratories nationwide. These test results are relied upon by thousands of physicians each and every day to make important decisions about diagnosis and treatment in collaboration with their patients, and COLA is honored to serve the tens of thousands of professionals involved in laboratory testing…