POL over single-mode fiber represents a major bandwidth upgrade for enterprise networks currently operating with 1or 10 Gb to the desktop.
POL is significantly less costly than copper-based LANs.
According to Anne Belanger, director of Laboratory Accreditation Services at JCAHO, almost 200 POLs have an LA from JCAHO because of their ownership by a hospital.
Until recently, few laboratorians associated JCAHO with POLs. Times have changed, as if nothing else has.
repeatedly points out, the contemporary failure of such self-knowledge is ultimately the failure of philosophy itself.
For those POLs
surviving the Stark amendment onslaught, the next hurdle is CLIA.
For analysis, those POLs
with more than 50 patient visits per day were compared with those with 50 or fewer.
As seen in Figure 1, a substantial number of the POLs
were staffed by medical technologists (MTs) or medical laboratory technicians (MLTs).
Whether a Physician's Office Laboratory (POL
) will be able to qualify for a Certificate of Waiver depends entirely on how HCFA has classified the test that the physician wishes to perform.
The health department's Laboratories Administration offers assistance to POLs
prior to their initial inspection.