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This recorded webinar will provide guidance on Proficiency Testing (PT) in the laboratory. Dr. Daly will review the criteria for Proficiency Testing from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Also to be discussed are common deficiencies seen by Surveyors during inspections. Finally Dr. Daly will share information on the beneficial tools that are available to avoid PT deficiencies. Register today for this insightful look at the PT process and how to do it right!
Participants will learn about:
- Review of CMS Proficiency Testing criteria
- Areas where deficiencies are commonly seen at the time of laboratory inspection
- Tools that can be utilized to avoid PT deficiencies
The course links you to an archived version of the webinar slide and audio program, and to available pdf file resources.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.
Dr. Daly is a pathologist who currently resides on Marco Island, Florida. Prior to joining COLA, Dr. Daly practiced pathology in Durham, North Carolina, specializing in clinical pathology.
Dr. Daly is a New York City native and a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. After a residency at Duke University and a tour in the US Navy, Dr. Daly returned to Durham, NC where he practiced both community and academic pathology, retiring in 2009 as Director of Laboratories for the Duke University Health System.
Dr. Daly has had extensive experience managing and advising laboratories of all sizes, from physician office and health clinic laboratories to high volume high complexity laboratories. He served as a COLA accreditation surveyor for the past two years prior to his appointment as COLA’s Chief Medical Officer in September, 2011.
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