Clinical Pathology Laboratories Get a New CLIA Accreditation Choice as CMS Grants Deeming Status to A2LA

NEWS UPDATE: American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) is given four-year authority to accredit clinical laboratories to CLIA requirements for all specialty and subspecialty lab test areas There’s a new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-approved (CMS) accrediting organization for clinical laboratories. Medicare officials granted deeming status for Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) to the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). The...

50 Years of Service in Clinical Laboratories Celebrating the Careers of Two Medical Technologists

In Connecticut and California, there are two medical technologists who have each put in 50 years on the job in their respective hospital laboratories On opposite coasts of the United States, two medical technologists (MT) were each recognized by local newspapers for more than 50 years of service in clinical laboratories in their respective communities! As members of what is often called the “Greatest Generation”, these two long-serving med techs have much to teach the three younger generations...

CLIA Inspections of Clinical Pathology Laboratories Appear to Be Tougher on Loosely-Managed Labs

Pathologists and medical laboratory managers should be alert to compliance changes CLIA inspections of medical laboratories may be getting more rigorous in certain areas of laboratory operations, according to anecdotal information emerging from the field. Clinical laboratory management consulting firms report that they are experiencing an increased number requests for help from hospitals following a recent CLIA inspection of their laboratories. Laboratory management consultants tell Dark Daily...
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