Point-of-Care Testing Certification
In response to the “new normal” in pharmacies and clinics across the country, The Compliance Team developed its Point-of-Care Testing Certification program to help keep you on the leading edge of patient protection. This is a stand-alone certification program, so you need not be accredited by The Compliance Team for any other service. However, if you are already accredited by us, you will be ahead of the game in that the certification standards retain some parts of our more stringent accreditation standards. All programs developed by The Compliance Team are based on what matters most to the patient, Safety-Honesty-Caring®.
The Point-of-Care Testing Certification program provides pharmacies and clinics with the education and tools necessary to achieve certification for COVID-19 and other CLIA Waived tests (e.g. flu, strep, and A1C) If you are not already doing testing, it offers you new revenue opportunities via Point-of-Care testing and Collect and Transfer testing. As a certified testing facility, you assure your customers, patients, payers, and employees that your testing quality has been validated by a nationally-recognized third party.
To participate in this program, you must obtain a CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) Waiver and have completed a CMS Part B application.
Included in the certification standards are:
- Point-of-Care testing
- Collect and transfer process
- Equipment management
- Supply (PPE) management
- Patient assessment
- Facility assessment
Once your pharmacy or clinic has completed the program, you will receive a Testing Certification Award. This certification is valid for 2 years.