Lab Accreditors CAP and Joint Commission Face Inspector Hiring Pressures

Also in the Feb. 13, 2023, issue, Atrium Health demonstrates the value of high-level cooperation among lab and hospital leaders

In an exclusive story, The Dark Report covers the difficulties facing lab accreditors the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and The Joint Commission (TJC) in staffing inspection and survey teams under CLIA.

Like the clinical laboratories they accredit to the requirements of Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA), TJC and CAP face recruitment and hiring pressures when it comes to their surveyors and inspectors. Labs involved with CAP’s peer inspections may be finding it difficult to send out staff members for days at a time, leading the accreditor to ask other inspectors to step up for extra duty.

This is a development that can have ramifications for every clinical laboratory in the United States, particularly those accredited as high complexity under CLIA.

Elsewhere in the issue, The Dark Report:

  • Reports on Labcorp’s $19 million settlement payment to settle whistleblower allegations.
  • Showcases the improvements made thanks to new cooperation between hospital executives and laboratory leaders at Atrium Health.
  • Explores the deal made by Fujifilm to buy Inspirata’s digital pathology assets.
  • Highlights the Q4 and full-year earnings of public IVD companies

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