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College of American Pathologists

VALID and SALSA Acts Still Pending in Congress

CEO SUMMARY: Both the pending VALID Act and SALSA Act continue to push ahead as 2022 comes to an end. Meanwhile, a new bill centered on the Physician Fee Schedule may protect pathologist payments. These three different proposals share something in common:…

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Use This Five-Step Process to Implement a New LIS

CEO SUMMARY: Rolling out a new laboratory information system (LIS) is a costly, time-consuming project. One expert outlines five steps that clinical labs can take to alleviate pressures while ensuring the right people are onboard to help the endeavor move forward. Among the steps is…

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Texas Lab Details Dual Accreditation Journey

CEO SUMMARY: In seeking dual accreditation for CLIA and ISO 15189, Advanced Diagnostic Laboratory of San Antonio adapted existing processes to meet accreditor expectations. The result was stronger staff empowerment to suggest improvements in quality, combined with increased recognit…

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In Post-COVID-19 Market, IVD Manufacturers Face Supply, Staff Challenges

CEO SUMMARY: After making billions during the COVID-19 pandemic, in vitro diagnostics (IVD) manufacturers must now adjust their strategies and relationships with clinical laboratory customers. Because many contracts for automated instruments are coming due, some IVD companies have t…

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How to Better Recruit Millennial Pathologists

   CEO SUMMARY: With the Great Resignation…

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Passage of FDA Regulation of LDTs Inches Closer in the Senate

CONGRESSIONAL LAWMAKERS ARE MOVING A BILL FORWARD that would give the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the power to regulate laboratory-developed tests. There are many in the clinical laboratory profession who oppose any proposal to give the FDA regulatory oversight of LDTs. …

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California Agency Problems Deepened Valencia Branch Laboratory Saga

CEO SUMMARY: Adding a new twist in the ongoing saga of the CLIA compliance failures at the Valencia Branch Laboratory in California are insights from a former clinical laboratory director familiar with the industry in California. He observed that problems at California’s Laborator…

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COLA Re-enters CLIA Accreditation for Pathology

  CEO SUMMARY: COLA again h…

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Questions Remain about California COVID-19 Lab

This is an excerpt of a 2,058-word article in the March 14, 2022 issue of  THE DARK REPORT. The full article is available to members of The Dark Intelligence Group CEO SUMMARY: Despite multiple investigations citing more than 60 deficiencies, including some that caused immediate j…

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New Trends Reshaping Healthcare, Lab Testing

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