Clinical Pathology Laboratories in the United States Face Tougher Accreditation and CLIA Environment

Federal and state laboratory regulators tighten down during inspections of nation’s medical laboratories Across the United States, medical laboratory accreditation and CLIA compliance is quietly getting tougher. This is a trend which affects every clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology medical group that must comply with CLIA and meet the accreditation requirements of the Medicare program. One sign that laboratory accreditation and compliance is getting tougher is the increased number of...

ISO 15189 Proves to Be a “Hot Topic” for Clinical Pathology Laboratories at Lab Quality Confab

Quality management systems (QMS) attracts plenty of attention on day one of this conference DATELINE: San Antonio, Texas—ISO 15189 Medical Laboratories was clearly a hot topic yesterday at the Fourth Annual Lab Quality Confab and Process Improvement Institute. Almost every session devoted to quality management systems (QMS) and ISO 15189 had a standing-room-only audience. Here in San Antonio, about 250 clinical laboratory managers and pathologists from several different countries have gathered...
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