Category Archives: Legislative

CMS Issues PAMA Final Rule

While Laboratory reimbursement makes up for only ~3% of healthcare costs, CMS continues to push to cut Medicare’s Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule. The hits keep on coming. CMS Issues PAMA Final Rule That Aims to Cut Medicare’s Clinical Laboratory Test Price Schedule Sharply Beginning in 2018

2016 Legislative Symposium

The 2016 Laboratory Legislative Symposium will be held March 14 – 15 at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town in Alexandria, VA. This is an excellent opportunity to learn the how-to’s of lobbying your congressional representatives regarding legislative issues important to today’s medical laboratories. Sponsored by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, and presented in… Read More »

Legislative Symposium – March 18-19, 2013

The annual Legislative Symposium, co-sponsored by ASCLS, ASCP, AMT, CLMA, and this year, AGT (Association of Genetic Technologists) will be March 18-19, 2013 in Crystal City, Virginia. The registration form is in the November/December ASCLS Today and is available at the Legislative Symposium webpage. This symposium is your opportunity to help the laboratory profession speak… Read More »

CMS Notifies Contractors Not to Enforce Physician Signature Ruling

In a Joint Signature memorandum dated March 31, 2011 CMS has notified it’s contractors not to enforce the requirement to have a physician or NPP signature on paper requisitions for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests paid under the clinical laboratory fee schedule, and will focus for the remainder of 2011 on changing the regulations. This change… Read More »

Feds to Destroy Bid Documents for Medicare’s Clinical Laboratory Competitive Bidding Demonstration Project – Dark Daily

Dark Daily is reporting that federal attorneys have agreed to destroy the clinical pathology laboratory bid documents that had been submitted as part of the Medicare Part B Laboratory Competitive Bidding Demonstration Project that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) attempted to implement in 2008. This appears to be the final chapter in this… Read More »