Participating in ACLA
's weekly member conference calls where every ACLA
member clinical laboratory can hear the latest updates on federal and state issues, and discuss strategies for advancing the lab industry's message.
In reviewing these technological changes, it is essential that all parties - CMS, laboratories, and other interested members of the public - be involved in the development and refinement of the review process," stated ACLA
in its comments.
calls on CMS to withdraw this proposal and to work with ACLA
to modernize Medicare reimbursement for clinical laboratory services.
Ted Kennedy (DMA) is of particular concern, and ACLA
is discussing all of these draft bills with their sponsors.
On behalf of the laboratory sector, ACLA
thanks Representative Speier for her strong leadership, as it will benefit patients, providers, and taxpayers through the elimination of the financial incentives for self-referral and decreased Medicare expenditures," said Mertz.
On another front, Glisson said the ACLA
is pleased that, as part of his bioterrorism preparedness efforts, President Bush has proposed making laboratory personnel eligible for existing training programs under the Health Professions Program (Title VII of the Public Health Service Act).
As providers of millions of clinical diagnostic laboratory services for Medicare beneficiaries each year, ACLA
member companies have a direct stake in ensuring that prices for molecular pathology services are developed openly, payment disruptions are minimized and pricing levels represent reasonable compensation for developing and providing the services.
, the College of American Pathologists, and the Clinical Management Association supported "gap filling" for the following procedures: oncoprotein; occult blood, by fecal hemoglobin determination; and Inhibin A.
WASHINGTON, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA
) announced today that Julie Khani will be joining ACLA
on July 8[sup.
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