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CMS Says Nurses Can Perform High Complexity Tests
July 31, 2016 4:38 PM by Glen McDaniel
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published a memo that it sent to CLIA inspectors on how to interpret educational requirements. CLIA had always specified the minimum educational requirements for individuals performing laboratory Read More...
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What Do Doctors Want from the Laboratory- Part 2?
August 25, 2014 11:50 PM by Glen McDaniel
In the last blog we discussed a CDC survey addressing the difficulties many providers face in ordering and interpreting laboratory tests. The providers admit to having significant challenges in both ordering tests and interpreting laboratory test results. Read More...
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Why License Tour Guides but not Laboratorians?
May 11, 2014 1:24 PM by Glen McDaniel
A recent article in the Economist made me chuckle. It covers in a deliberately humorous way, the story that tour guides in Washington, DC must be licensed, or face stiff fines. The idea is that a certain body of knowledge is needed and the public can Read More...
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Wanna Buy a Credential?
March 24, 2013 3:16 PM by Glen McDaniel
Since the ASCP took over the popular and progressive NCA in 2009, I have periodically received emails from medical lab professionals not happy with the merger for various reasons. Prompted by this overwhelming response, I have previously blogged about Read More...
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Make it Easy to Do the Right Thing
September 19, 2011 11:18 PM by Glen McDaniel
In medical laboratory science -and in life in general- we tend to over-complicate issues. Making processes more difficult reduces productivity and (rather than ensure near-perfection as intended) might even be a safety risk in itself. As I wrote in a Read More...
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Facebook Page Supports Personnel Licensure
January 13, 2011 2:49 PM by Glen McDaniel
Over the years I have written many articles about clinical laboratory personnel licensure, including several blogs like this one . I continue to believe that licensure is necessary for protection of the public's health as well as our scope of practice Read More...
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I Want To Be a Pharmacist
October 24, 2010 7:09 PM by Glen McDaniel
I want to grow up to be a pharmacist. Well, not really: let me explain. I recently ran across a woman who told me how her income had expanded exponentially in the last 3 years since she decided to become an immunization pharmacist. I am pretty up on healthcare Read More...
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Bring it!
November 29, 2009 11:43 AM by Glen McDaniel
This morning as I engaged in one of my weekly rituals, watching the Sunday morning political shows, I realized once again how often reality and fantasy blur. Just because someone holds a strong opinion it does not mean that it is backed up by facts or Read More...
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