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MedStar is certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) AND accredited by COLA as a Moderate Complexity Lab.

This certification and accreditation allow us to do enhanced blood tests in the field, to help pinpoint patient medical needs and assure quality medical care and follow-up.

Of the approximately 17,000 ambulance agencies in the U.S., only 56 are certified by Medicare as a moderate complexity lab (0.3% of agencies). The rest have Medicare WAIVERS, allowing them to test blood sugar in the field.

Of the 56 certified agencies, only 28 are accredited. This means that MedStar is one of a mere 0.16% of EMS agencies in the country to be certified AND accredited to do enhanced blood tests in the field, to better care for our patients.