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.…

R.W. WATKINS, M.D., M.P.H. JOINS COLA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  COLA, a national laboratory accreditor and an advocate for quality in laboratory medicine and patient care, announced that Asheville Physician, R. W. “Chip” Watkins, M.D., M.P.H. has been appointed to the organization’s Board of Directors by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Dr. Watkins serves as Medical Director of Community Care of Western…

GEORGIA A. TUTTLE, M.D. JOINS COLA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

COLA, a national laboratory accreditor and an advocate for quality in laboratory medicine and patient care, announced New Hampshire Physician, Georgia A. Tuttle, M.D., has been appointed to the organization’s Board of Directors by the American Medical Association (AMA). Dr. Tuttle, a practicing dermatologist in Lebanon, NH for 30 years, was the first woman elected…

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…

Answers to all your Zika Questions

A recent USA Today article offers answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the mosquito-borne Zika virus.  The virus has led to an epidemic of birth defects and cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare condition that causes paralysis, in Latin and South America.  The virus can be spread through mosquitos, sexual transmission…