Value of Labs

  • Comments on the Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations Proposed Rule

    June 06, 2011
    The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) is pleased to have this opportunity to submit our comments on the Medicare Program; Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations; Proposed Rule (the “Proposed Rule”).1 ACLA is an association representing clinical laboratories throughout the country, including local, regional, and national laboratories. As providers of clinical diagnostic laboratory services to Medicare beneficiaries, ACLA member companies will be directlyContinue Reading »...
  • Comments on ACO proposed F-A Waivers

    June 06, 2011
    COMMENTS OF THE AMERICAN CLINICAL LABORATORY ASSOCIATION ON THE MEDICARE PROGRAM; WAIVER DESIGNS IN CONNECTION WITH THE MEDICARE SHARED SAVINGS PROGRAM AND THE INNOVATION CENTER; NOTICE WITH COMMENT PERIOD (CMS-1345-NC2) The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) is pleased to have this opportunity to submit our comments on the Medicare Program: Waiver Designs in Connection with the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Innovation Center;Continue Reading »...
  • Comments on Genetic Testing Registry Design

    March 21, 2011
    Genetic Testing Registry Staff National Institutes of Health Re: Genetic Testing Registry Draft Data Fields   The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the draft Genetic Testing Register (GTR) data fields. ACLA represents national, regional, and local laboratories across the country. Members of ACLA are proud to be at the forefront of delivering innovative genetic tests in partnershipContinue Reading »...
  • The Genome Project: A Balance Sheet

    June 15, 2010
    To the Editor: Mapping the human genome was not just about finding cures. It was also about understanding disease so we could provide better care. That is now happening in spades throughout the health system. Genetic tests can identify the exact molecular nature of a patient or disease, allowing for better prevention and targeted treatment. The cure rate for childhood leukemia now exceeds 80Continue Reading »...
  • Letter to Health Level Seven on Electronic Delivery of a Laboratory Directory of Services (eDOS)

    May 06, 2010
    Dr. Charles Jaffe, M.D., Ph.D. Health Level Seven, International 3300 Washtenaw Avenue, Suite 227 Ann Arbor, MI 48104 RE: American Clinical Laboratory Association Laboratory Test Compendium Framework Dear Dr. Jaffe: The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) represents national, regional, and local laboratories that collectively have an extensive history of providing the nation’s hospitals and physicians with leading-edge health information technology (IT) to streamline theContinue Reading »...
  • Comments on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Report

    January 19, 2010
    Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Attention: Steven Posnack Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Suite 729D 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Re: Request for Information Regarding the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Report Entitled “Realizing the Full Potential of Health Information Technology To Improve Healthcare for Americans: The Path Forward”Continue Reading »...
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