[Histonet] Aetna requiring CAP accreditation for non-hospital labs

Kim Donadio one_angel_secret <@t> yahoo.com
Thu Apr 5 18:30:55 CDT 2012

My lab can pass any inspection I have no fear 
Bring it on

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On Apr 5, 2012, at 7:00 PM, Katelin Lester <katelin09htl <@t> gmail.com> wrote:

> We also received this notice. We contacted our local CLIA office who had
> heard of it this week as well. We are a small lab, so we are not sure yet
> how this change will impact us. I'd also be curious to know what smaller,
> private labs are planning on doing.
> -- 
> Katelin Lester, HTL
> Gastroenterology Specialists of Oregon, P.C.
> Pathology Laboratory
> (971) 224-2408
> On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 12:16 PM, Carol Torrence <ctorrence <@t> kmcpa.com> wrote:
>> We have received notification from AETNA that they now require non-hospital
>> labs to be accredited by CLIA and CAP.  The letter makes it obvious that by
>> making such a request that they are not aware that CLIA assigned deemed
>> status to CAP and CLIA is actually the gatekeeper.  Secondly we are told to
>> be registered by May 1st and accredited by August 1st (which CAP says is
>> impossible) or we will have to send our lab to either Quest or Ameripath
>> which includes Dermpath Diagnostics division.  It fails to mention that
>> there are other CAP accredited non hospital labs in our state.  The Aetna
>> contact number is either 'mailbox full" or even after leaving a message, no
>> return call.  Me thinks me smells a rat.
>> If you are a non-hospital lab, have you heard of this?  Does your
>> dematopathologist or pathologist know this is coming?  I am interested in
>> your comments.
>> Carol M. Torrence, HT(ASCP)CM
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