Laboratory Compliance (CLIA)
So You’d Like to Start an In-Office Laboratory!
The American Academy of Provider Offices and Laboratories (AAPOL), a division of DoctorsManagement can help! We work with new and seasoned physician office laboratory professionals from assisting with your initial application and understanding all the way through the inspection, providing that extra boost to experienced lab technicians to ensure survey success and quality service.
Our CLIA services include:
- Application assistance
- Customized procedures manual
- Quality assessment plan
- Proficiency testing enrollment
- Regulatory training onsite or remote
- Inspection preparation
- Documentation forms
- Competency assessments
- Mock audits
- Corrective actions
- Telephone consultation
CLIA requires every laboratory that performs moderate complexity testing to have a technical consultant (TC) who meets qualification requirements. The AAPOL division of DoctorsManagement has BSMT (ASCP) consultants who can serve in this role indefinitely or until the physician becomes qualified. Our consultants review laboratory data monthly and provide detailed written reports of findings and recommendations. We assist with the surveys and any required corrective action, ensure manuals are kept up-to-date, perform testing personnel competencies, and monitor all quality systems in the laboratory to assure reliable test results as well as regulatory compliance.
Training Videos and Manuals
Our CLIA professional staff has developed training videos and manuals to help you and your team prepare for and manage the many aspects of running both waived and non-waived testing laboratories. Visit our online store for CLIA compliance manuals, study guides, webinars, and more.