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Sep 09, 2014, 10:03 ET
Jul 31, 2014, 14:00 ET

ACLA Expresses Concern with FDA Guidance on Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs)

In response to today's announcement that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will release a draft guidance in 60 days to regulate laboratory...

Jul 09, 2014, 16:08 ET

ACLA Responds to OIG Report on Clinical Labs Billing Practices: Lab Industry Committed to Appropriate Use, Cautions Report's Methodologies Are Questionable

 In response to the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General report released today on Questionable Billing for...

Mar 31, 2014, 19:08 ET

American Clinical Laboratory Association Supports Senate Passage of Provisions for Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule in SGR Extension Legislation

 The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) – a not-for-profit association representing the nation's leading national and...

Feb 04, 2014, 17:20 ET

A Statement from the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) on the HHS-CMS Final Rule Allowing Patients Direct Access to Personal Laboratory Results

On behalf of ACLA -- a not-for-profit association representing the nation's leading national and regional clinical laboratories on key issues of...

Dec 04, 2013, 12:11 ET

New Independent Study Shows Medicare Receives Lower Rates for Clinical Laboratory Services

 Today Avalere Health, a private data analysis firm, released a study that refutes past claims that commercial plans pay lower rates for lab...

Sep 03, 2013, 17:01 ET

ACLA Submits Comments to CMS on Physician Fee Schedule, Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule

Calls For Adequate Reimbursement for Diagnostic Services The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) submitted comments to the...

Aug 20, 2013, 19:50 ET

New Analysis Finds Contradictions and Flaws in CMS Rationale for Cutting Anatomic Pathology Services for Medicare Beneficiaries

Today the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) released a report prepared by The Moran Company, a research firm with expertise in...

Aug 02, 2013, 14:33 ET

ACLA Endorses Bill To Reduce Overutilization, Increased Medicare Spending In Anatomic Pathology Services

The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) applauded the introduction of H.R. 2914, The Promoting Integrity in Medicare Act of 2013,...

Jul 16, 2013, 12:18 ET

ACLA Applauds GAO Report Finding Financial Incentives Drive Anatomical Pathology Self-Referral Practices In Medicare

The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) applauds the release of the new Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report to Congress,...

Jul 09, 2013, 18:58 ET

American Clinical Laboratory Association Statement On CMS Proposed Physician Fee Schedule Rule

The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) issued the following statement on the proposed rule published today in the Federal Register by...

Jul 02, 2013, 18:00 ET

American Clinical Laboratory Association Submits Comments On Gapfill Pricing For Molecular Pathology Services

 The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) submitted comments today to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS)...

Jun 26, 2013, 17:15 ET

Julie Khani Joins ACLA as Senior Vice President -- Khani Brings Almost Two Decades of Experience to New Position

 The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) announced today that Julie Khani will be joining ACLA on July 8th as Senior Vice...

Mar 08, 2013, 10:04 ET

Clinical Lab Tests Measure Heart Disease Risk; Guide Prevention and Treatment

Most of us know about lab tests for high cholesterol and how important they are in helping prevent and control heart disease.  But lab tests...

Feb 04, 2013, 11:50 ET

Capitol Hill Briefing on Value of Clinical Laboratory Testing

 "From Protecting Public Health and Fighting Disease to Saving Health Care Dollars" -- Briefing Explores Policy Issues Surrounding Lab...

Nov 01, 2012, 10:00 ET

CDC to Boomers: "Get a Hepatitis C Test"

CDC Calls for HEP-C Testing for People Born between 1945-1965 Lab test can identify virus and help prevent an estimated 120,000 deaths...

Oct 11, 2012, 11:00 ET

Controlling Chronic Kidney Disease Saves Lives and Money

Low-Cost Lab Tests Help Slow a Disease Costing $60 Billion Annually  There's little debate about one health care issue: Taking steps to...

Sep 04, 2012, 08:05 ET

Clinical Laboratory Tests at the Front in the Battle Against West Nile Virus

Record-Breaking Number of WNV Human Cases Reported in US This Year Lab Test That Detects Virus Was Developed Quickly to Respond to WNV When it...

Jul 13, 2012, 13:14 ET

ACLA Applauds Introduction of Bill Increasing Flexibility of Regulations that Currently Limit Access to Clinical Laboratory Tests

The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) today announced its "full and strong support" for H.R. 6118, the Taking Essential Steps for...

Jan 23, 2012, 07:00 ET

Battelle: Genetic Testing Sector is Medical/Economic Game Changer

US is Global Leader in Creating Jobs, Income, Says Report  A new Battelle report shows genetic and genomic testing is having a major...