ACLA Statement on House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Hearing on Medicare Legislation
Washington, D.C. – The American Clinical Laboratory Association’s (ACLA) President, Susan Van Meter, issued the following statement after the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee hearing examining Medicare reforms to improve patient access to care.
“ACLA is grateful for the Health Subcommittee’s consideration of legislation to provide relief for yet another wave of scheduled Medicare payment cuts. Set to resume on January 1, 2024, these anticipated cuts once again threaten access to critical clinical laboratory services that America’s seniors depend on. The Saving Access to Laboratory Services Act (SALSA) is a bipartisan and bicameral long-term solution that will help protect patient access to testing, support investment in diagnostics innovation, and strengthen the nation’s public health infrastructure. ACLA is deeply appreciative of subcommittee members who have co-sponsored SALSA and urges Congress to Stop Lab Cuts this year.”
Learn more about ACLA’s “Stop Lab Cuts” campaign here, which features broad support from organizations serving patients, providers, and hospitals.
The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) is the national trade association representing leading laboratories that deliver essential diagnostic health information to patients and providers by advocating for policies that expand access to the highest quality clinical laboratory services, improve patient outcomes, and advance the next generation of personalized care.