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New Federal Rule To Give Patients Direct Access to Lab Results

Several federal agencies have jointly proposed a rule which would allow patients to have direct access to lab test results, rather than having to go through their physicians. The proposed rule would amend the patient privacy provisions of two federal laws, the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA), and the Health Insurance Portability and […]

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President’s Corner: September 2011

Lessons Learned from Hurricane Irene By Douglas Beigel, Chief Executive Officer COLA Hurricane Irene may finally be history, but for some labs, the hard part – cleaning up and resuming operations – has just begun. The cost of the storm is presently estimated to be up to $10 billion, making it one of the top […]

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Maryland Schools Offer Programs for Future Lab Scientists

If you’re a student attending or planning to attend college in Maryland and have yet to choose a career path, there are reasons to consider the lab sciences. A number of Maryland schools, including Morgan State University, the Community College of Baltimore County-Essex, and the University of Maryland Baltimore, offer programs and/or financial aid opportunities […]

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What Does the Debt Ceiling Deal Mean for Labs?

The American Clinical Laboratory Association, of which COLA is an associate member, prepared this analysis of the impact the debt ceiling compromise agreed to by President Obama and Congress will have on the lab industry. The Debt Ceiling Compromise and What It Means for Labs The legislation, once enacted, sets up essentially two stages to […]

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Rule Would Rescind Physician Signature Rule for Lab Tests

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a proposed rule to retract the so-called physician signature requirement for clinical diagnostic lab testing. Originally part of the 2011 Physician Fee Schedule final rule, the policy would have required the signature of a physician or qualified non-physician practitioner on a requisition for tests paid […]

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More information about COLA’s Fall 2011 Symposium Announced

COLA and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health will jointly sponsor a Symposium for Clinical Laboratories October 19-22 at the Fairmount Hotel in Dallas, TX. The conference will feature laboratory medicine experts speaking on a variety of laboratory topics at general sessions and breakouts. Among the speakers are Julie Taylor, PhD […]

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President’s Corner: July 2011

If you would like to follow Doug directly for more timely updates and industry perspectives, you can follow/subscribe to him at the following links:     Thoughts on COLA Cares Week 2011 By Douglas Beigel, Chief Executive Officer, COLA At COLA, we’re all part of the same work community. Together we help promote patient safety by […]

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Profile: Geri Scheid

When COLA members need help completing accreditation, she guides them to the finish line

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Vacancies, Dearth of Qualified Candidates Continue

ASCP’s 2001 Vacancy Survey points to continuing lab personnel opportunities, shortages

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A New Role for Self-Assessment

Veteran surveyor devises new use for old tool

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