Laboratory Certification and Accreditation: What’s Working, the Most Common Deficiencies, and How Labs Should Prepare for Coming Changes

Wednesday, October 25th, 20179:00 AM - 10:30 AM

GENERAL DESCRIPTION Back by popular demand is this unique panel which features a representative from each of the organizations with deeming authority from CMS to accredit clinical laboratories to the requirements of CLIA. When this panel convened last year, it was the first time in the lab industry that all four lab accrediting bodies were on the same podium at the same time.

This will be an extended session of two hours to allow questions and interaction with members of the audience. Each of the accrediting bodies will discuss the findings from their respective inspections of laboratories during 2017. You will also learn about the most important changes each accrediting body will implement during 2018. This is an information-packed session of great value for all laboratories that have a CLIA accreditation.


Heather Hurley

Heather Hurley

Executive Director, Laboratory Business DevelopmentThe Joint CommissionOakbrook Terrace, IL