In response to the “new normal” in pharmacies and clinics across the country, The Compliance Team developed its 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 Testing 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 Testing Certification program provides pharmacies and clinics with the education and tools necessary to achieve Testing Certification for COVID-19 and other CLIA Waived tests. 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 the new 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
- Collection/sending of tests
- 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.