Pharmacy Testing Certification Covers Covid-19 and More
The Compliance Team’s new Pharmacy Testing Certification program gives pharmacies with the education and tools necessary to achieve certification for COVID-19 and other CLIA Waived tests.
- By David Kopf
- Jul 09, 2020
Medicare-approved accreditation organization The Compliance Team Inc. is now offering its newest Exemplary Provider Quality Award program, Pharmacy Testing Certification.
Derived from The Compliance Team’s pharmacy quality standards for accreditation, the Pharmacy Testing Certification program gives pharmacies the education and tools necessary to achieve certification for COVID-19 and other CLIA Waived tests.
The program offers pharmacies new revenue opportunities via Point of Care testing and Collect and Transfer testing. The certification assures customers, patients, payers, and employees that the pharmacy’s patient safety and testing quality has been validated by a nationally recognized third party.
The program’s certification standards include Point of Care testing, collection/sending of tests, equipment management, supply (PPE) management, patient assessment, and facility assessment.
“This is a focused validation of a pharmacy’s ability to perform testing as well as assurances to maintain integrity of specimen collection,” said Compliance Team founder and CEO, who is the new program’s standards architect.
To participate in the new program (unless only doing collect and transfer), the pharmacy must obtain a CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) Waiver and have completed a CMS Part B application.
The Pharmacy Testing certification is a stand-alone certification program, so a pharmacy doesn’t need to be accredited by The Compliance Team. Once a pharmacy has completed the program, it will receive a Pharmacy Testing Certification Award, which is valid for two years.
David Kopf is the Publisher and Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazines. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.