COLA Inc. Launches Revitalizing Direction With New Logo

COLA Inc., a national laboratory accreditor and a champion for quality laboratory medicine and patient care, announced that it is changing its corporate logo. The change comes after COLA’s CEO Nancy Stratton celebrated her one year anniversary with the organization. In this short video, Stratton introduces the new logo and the revitalizing direction for COLA…

Meaningful Competency Assessment Webinar

In this webinar you will learn:

  • Differentiate between Competency Assessment and the traditional performance evaluation
  • Outline the six CLIA-required components of Competency Assessment
  • Apply methods described to conduct and document meaningful competency assessments
  • Comply with COLA criteria that address Competency Assessments

The Impact of PAMA Regulations on POLS – Part 4

Instant Access Webinar Hosted by John Daly, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, COLA Description: Dr. Daly presents a comprehensive background of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA.) This update covers the CMS update of the Frequent Asked Questions about the PAMA regulations. The update aims to provide further clarification as to which physician office-based labs will be…

ZIKA Virus and ZIKA Virus Infection

Instant Access Webinar Presented by John Daly, Chief Medical Officer, COLA Description: Over the past year, Zika virus and virus infection have been in the news on a regular basis. This presentation gives a very brief overview of Zika and provides information on clinical and laboratory resources that are kept updated and can be utilized…

The Impact of PAMA Regulations on POLS – Part 3

Instant Access Webinar Hosted by John Daly, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, COLA Description: Dr. Daly presents a comprehensive background of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA.) This PAMA update informs of the CMS newly released laboratory test reporting format. Learn More from CMS by Clicking Here Cost: FREE Click Here to View The Impact of…

The Impact of the PAMA Regulations on POLs – PART 2

Instant Access Webinar Hosted by John Daly, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, COLA Description: Dr. Daly presents a comprehensive background of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA.) CMS has recently released the HCPCS codes that must be reported under the PAMA regulations. This brief update discusses reportable analytes and location of the applicable test codes.…

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…

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…