COLA, the only laboratory accreditation provider that operates its accreditation program in accordance with a quality management system certified to ISO 9001, recently passed its audit. The audit from the British Standards Institute (BSI) extended its ISO certification to COLA’s newly launched FDA Third Party Review Services. COLA’s ISO 9001 certificate covers the delivery and…Details
COLA continues to expand its capabilities to support laboratories during COVID-19, and recently the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved COLA’s virtual survey process. This process was submitted in response to the current pandemic and its effect on the ability to perform surveys within the timeframe required by CMS. “Currently, we anticipate…Details
COLA Publishes 2020 Laboratory Accreditation Manual with New and Revised Criteria for Accreditation Customers
On May 18, 2020, COLA published the latest version of their Laboratory Accreditation Manual. COLA laboratories and COLA surveyors apply the criteria in the Laboratory Accreditation Manual to assess compliance. COLA accredits laboratories that are in compliance with the COLA criteria and these laboratories are recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)…Details
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As the 112th Congress continues to consider significant cuts to the current federal budget and beyond, many vital programs affecting the nation’s public health and safety could be in serious jeopardy.
COLA white paper identifies quality issues, calls for increased education.
CMS rescinds rule amid concerns about possible impact to patient care raised by medical community, Congress.
Event will occur April 27 – 30, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia.
COLA’s CEO helps it meet its mission with effectiveness and passion.
Find out why US News and World Report considers the lab tech field one of the best careers to have in 2011.
Expanded annual event will feature community service, educational, and team building activities
COLA’s Quality Systems Manager focuses on getting it right – and making it better
Fledgling program surges in popularity among COLA members