Clinical Labs Response To COVID-19

Addressing An Urgent Public Health Threat

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Congress Passes LAB Act

Legislation paves the way for Congress to enact meaningful PAMA reforms that will protect seniors’ access to essential lab services.

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Questions about Hospital Reporting Obligations Under PAMA?

Learn what you need to know to comply with CMS’s new data collection and reporting requirements for hospitals

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The Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014

Here’s everything your lab needs to know about PAMA and Medicare cuts

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Economic Impact Study

With an economic impact of $100 billion, clinical laboratory services promote economic growth in local communities.

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ACLA PAMA Litigation Materials and Resource Kit

CMS Ignored Congressional Intent in Implementing New Clinical Lab Payment System Under PAMA, ACLA Charges in Suit

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  • COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

    May 29, 2020 Categories: News, Featured News
    Last Updated May 29, 2020 What is molecular PCR testing and when is it used? Molecular testing is the gold standard of diagnostic testing for COVID-19. This highly accurate testing method uses “PCR” (polymerase chain reaction) to detect the presence of a virus. For COVID-19 testing, this method typically uses upper and lower respiratory specimens. Molecular testing was the first kind of testing for COVID-19Continue Reading »...
  • ACLA Statement on Medicare Reimbursement Rate For Serologic Testing

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of a reimbursement rate of $42.13 for the most commonly-performed COVID-19 serologic tests, ACLA President Julie Khani released the following statement: “We applaud CMS’ release of a Medicare reimbursement rate that will encourage a broad cross section of laboratories to rapidly scale up capacity for accurate and reliable serologicContinue Reading »...
  • ACLA Statement on HEROES Act

    May 12, 2020 Categories: ACLA News, Featured News, ACLA Press Releases
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following the introduction of the ‘‘Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act” ACLA President Julie Khani issued the following statement: “ACLA is currently reviewing the HEROES Act. As noted in our letter to Secretary Azar last month, direct federal funding for laboratories performing COVID-19 testing is critical to achieve our nation’s testing goals. As labs across the country plan for the large capital expensesContinue Reading »...
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Policy Issues

  • Reimbursement and Coverage

    Medicare cuts to clinical labs threaten jobs, stifle innovation, and put patient access to vital lab tests at risk.

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  • Laboratory Developed Tests

    ACLA believes now is the appropriate time to develop a logical laboratory-developed test (LDT) framework that promotes innovation and advances patient care.

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  • IOAS Exception

    Self-referral leads to over-utilization, mistreated patients, and billions of wasted Medicare dollars. It’s time to close the loophole.

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