ACLA members include the leading independent providers of laboratory services in the United States. Any corporation, partnership or individual with one or more clinical laboratory facilities licensed by the federal government under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) of 1988 is eligible for membership. Membership dues are based on annual revenue. The fee schedule is determined by the Board of Directors.
By offering services in the area of representation, education, information and research, ACLA provides effective communication between federally licensed clinical laboratories and government regulatory bodies, public health officials, professional associations, other health care organizations and the public. ACLA has a remarkable record of achievement on behalf of the laboratory industry. To view a list of recent accomplishments, click here.
The Advantages of ACLA Membership
ACLA is the nation's leading organization representing national, regional, and local clinical laboratories. The many advantages of ACLA membership include:
Taking an active role in advocating for the clinical laboratory industry before federal and state legislative and regulatory bodies.
- Serving on ACLA's active committees that set ACLA policy in the areas of government reimbursement, state issues, CPT coding issues, legal matters, environmental, and other important laboratory issues.
- 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.
- Because most ACLA member companies do not have representation in Washington, ACLA extensively uses conference calls to allow all of its members to participate in meetings. These are only a few of the advantages of ACLA membership. If your laboratory is not a member of ACLA and would like more information, please contact ACLA President Alan Mertz at 202-637-9466 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also use our Contact Form Here. Select the appropriate category for your contact. If you are interested in ACLA membership, please contact Cheryl Hawkins, Member Services Coordinator, at email@example.com or at 1-202-637-9466. You may also use our Contact Form Here. Select the appropriate category for your contact.
Participating in frequent meetings and conference calls in Washington, D.C. with key legislative and regulatory policymakers on the critical laboratory issues.