Breaking News

Preserve Access to Laboratory Services

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing more than $600 million in cuts to laboratory reimbursements beginning January 1, 2018, with total cuts rising to as much as $1.5 billion annually compared to current reimbursement levels by 2020.

Click here for information and the need to respond

Here is the link to the Summary of Data Reporting for the Medicare Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) Private Payor Rate-Based Payment System


Upcoming Seminars

2018 ASCLS-WA Spring Seminar

April 26 - 27, 2018
Red Lion Hotel
Renton, WA

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2018 Northwest Medical Laboratory Symposium

October 24 - 27, 2018
Holiday Inn Portland Airport
Portland, OR





Government News

Government Affairs Issues

1. Protecting Access to Medicare Act: PAMA activities relate to the fee schedule.
2. Laboratory Developed Tests: LDTs legislation has been proposed.
3. Workforce Shortage: A study has been requested.

More information including "leave behinds", which are documents given to the senators and representatives, are available on the ASCLS website in the Advocacy section

An excellent resource on the Government Affairs Committee and the issues discussed are available on the ASCLS MN website