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In this recorded webinar, Judy Yost, formerly CMS’ Director of the Division of Laboratory Services, discusses the recently implemented Individualized Quality Control Plan (IQCP), an alternative QC option for non-waived laboratories. The Education and Transition Period for IQCP was January 1, 2014- January 1, 2016. Get the inside scoop on this landmark guideline that will allow your lab to perform the most effective QC for your unique circumstances.
Participants will be able to:
- Summarize the timeline and effective dates for the major milestones of IQCP implementation
- Apply the key components and policies associated with IQCP
- Recognize the added value of IQCP versus traditional QC practices
The course links you to an archived version of the webinar slide and audio program, and to available pdf file resources. Your computer must have audio capabilities to hear the audio portion of the presentation.
You must successfully complete the quiz and submit the course evaluation to receive credit.
Judith Yost, MA, MT(ASCP) Ms. Yost received her BS degree at Wilkes College and her Master of Arts from Central Michigan University. She is an American Society for Clinical Pathology certified Medical Technologist. She was the director of progressively larger clinical laboratories and other clinical services prior to her employment at CMS.
Judy is formerly the Director of the Division of Laboratory Services at CMS, the division that is responsible for administering the CLIA program for greater than 215,000 laboratories. Her responsibilities include: oversight of the development of regulations, surveyor guidance and training, proficiency testing program and accrediting organization approvals, data system design and information analysis, lab enrollment and fee collection, execution of CLIA policy, collaboration with stakeholders, CDC, and FDA and dissemination of educational materials to facilitate compliance. Judy is a member of professional societies, committees and boards, provides numerous public presentations and has published several articles on laboratory quality oversight.
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