COLA HOSTS LABORATORY FORUM FOR ALLIED HEALTH STUDENTS

COLA HOSTS LABORATORY FORUM FOR ALLIED HEALTH STUDENTS Howard Community College Event Highlights the Impact of Quality Laboratory Testing COLA, a national laboratory accreditor and an advocate for quality in laboratory medicine and patient care, hosted an interdisciplinary workshop on November 10 to discuss and promote the impact of laboratory medicine across the entire health care…

COLA honors Dr. Douglas Henley (CEO/ EVP, American Academy of Family Physicians) with prestigious award

COLUMBIA, MD, January 30, 2015 – COLA, a leading laboratory accreditor, today announced that Douglas E. Henley, MD, FAAFP, Chief Executive Officer/Executive Vice President of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), is the 2015 recipient of the organization’s Perry A. Lambird Memorial Excellence in Medicine Award. The national award is bestowed on a professional…

COLA First Private Lab Accreditor to Receive State Deeming Authority in California

  COLA recently became the first private accreditor to be awarded “deemed” status by Laboratory Field Services (LFS) in the State of California.  Clinical laboratories can now demonstrate compliance with federal CLIA regulations as well as California laboratory licensure laws and regulations through COLA accreditation. COLA’s deemed authority was granted in accordance with a law…

COLA Extends Discounts to California Medical Association Members who Operate Laboratories

Lab Accreditor Offers Special Rates for Lab Accreditation, Educational Resources and More  Leading laboratory accreditor COLA, approved by Laboratory Field Services (LFS) to accredit laboratories in California, announced that California Medical Association (CMA) members who operate laboratories are eligible for special member-only discounts on a full range of its accreditation services and educational products. With…

COLA Engages Clients on Proposed Federal Rule

Several federal agencies have proposed amending the patient privacy provisions of two federal laws, the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). In effect, the new rule – CMS-2319-P: Patients’ Access to Test Reports – would repeal exceptions to an individual’s right of access…

COLA Debuts California Summit Website

COLA, a leading laboratory accreditor, is pleased to announce the launch of www.calabsummit.org, a site devoted to its 2014 Leadership Summit. The one and a half day event will be held at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco from Monday, April 28 to Tuesday, April 29, 2014 and feature thought provoking discussion from multi-disciplinary opinion…