ACLA Press Releases

  • ACLA Praises Gottlieb Confirmation as FDA Commissioner

    May 10, 2017
    Clinical Laboratory Community Commends New Commissioner For Both His Medical and Government Experience, Support for Scientific Innovation (Washington, D.C.) – The Senate confirmation today of Scott Gottlieb, M.D. as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), drew praise from the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA), the nation’s leading organization representing clinical laboratories. Commending Dr. Gottlieb for his experience in both the clinical andContinue Reading »...
  • ACLA Comments on Bucshon-DeGette Discussion Draft Impacting the Regulation of Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics

    April 07, 2017
    (Washington, D.C.) –  Today, the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) submitted comments in response to a discussion draft, the Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act (DAIA), recently released by Representatives Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN) and Diana DeGette (D-CO).  ACLA’s comments reiterate the association’s continued support of comprehensive statutory reform to create a distinct framework for clinical laboratory diagnostics that advances innovation and protects patients, includingContinue Reading »...
  • ACLA Commends CMS’ Decision to Exercise Enforcement Discretion for Reporting Applicable Information Under PAMA

    March 30, 2017
    (Washington, D.C.) – The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) today lauded the decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to exercise enforcement discretion until May 30, 2017 for laboratories reporting private payor pricing data as required by the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA). “ACLA appreciates the decision by CMS to exercise enforcement discretion until May 30, 2017,” said Julie Khani,Continue Reading »...
  • Clinical Laboratories, Laboratory Professionals, Physicians Urge HHS to Delay PAMA Implementation

    March 24, 2017
    – Challenges with Data Reporting Requirements, Problems with CMS Reporting Portal Cause Rate Calculation Integrity Concerns; Threaten to Reduce Clinical Lab Infrastructure and Limit Patient Access to Vital Laboratory Test Services – WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Ten organizations representing a diverse cross section of the clinical laboratory community – including the American Clinical Laboratory Association – today sent a joint letter to U.S. Department ofContinue Reading »...
  • Leaders in the Clinical Laboratory Community, Congress and the Administration Address Issues Impacting Diagnostics and Patient Care at ACLA’s 22nd Annual Conference

    March 23, 2017
    Acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author, Oncologist and Cancer Researcher Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD Delivers Keynote Address WASHINGTON, D.C. – Exploring the role of diagnostic innovation in the advancement of precision medicine and the federal policies impacting clinical laboratories was front and center today as congressional, administration, and industry leaders addressed meeting attendees at the American Clinical Laboratory Association’s (ACLA) 22nd annual conference in Washington, D.C. “WeContinue Reading »...
  • ACLA Congratulates Newly Confirmed CMS Administrator Seema Verma

    March 15, 2017
    (Washington, D.C.) – Following the Senate confirmation this week of Seema Verma as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA), the nation’s leading organization representing clinical laboratories, today extended congratulations to the head of the agency that assumes, among many responsibilities, the setting of Medicare reimbursement rates for health care providers and services. Julie Khani,Continue Reading »...
  • ACLA Names David Cooling as Director of Government Relations

    February 10, 2017
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) today announced the hiring of David Cooling as the association’s new director of government relations. Cooling brings extensive advocacy and public policy experience to ACLA, most recently serving as a consultant analyzing legislation and regulations for health plans, hospitals and physician practices. Cooling reports to Tom Sparkman, ACLA’s vice president of government relations. “We areContinue Reading »...
  • Rep. Michael Burgess to Provide a View on Health Care From Capitol Hill at 2017 ACLA Annual Meeting

    January 25, 2017
    (Washington, D.C.) – Adding to the list of esteemed health policy speakers presenting at the annual conference of the nation’s largest trade association representing clinical laboratories, the  American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA), announced today physician and Chair of the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health, Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX), M.D., will address pressing health care issues during the first 100 days of theContinue Reading »...
  • Statement from the American Clinical Laboratory Association on the FDA Discussion Paper on LDTs

    January 13, 2017
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) – the nation’s largest organization representing the public policy interests of clinical laboratories – is reviewing the discussion paper on laboratory developed tests (LDTs) released today by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “ACLA applauded the FDA’s recent announcement that it would not issue a final guidance on LDTs, and importantly we note that today’sContinue Reading »...
  • ACLA Applauds Appointment of Rep. Michael Burgess, M.D. as Chairman of House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee

    January 06, 2017
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) today commended the appointment of Rep. Michael Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) as Chairman of the Health Subcommittee for the House Energy and Commerce Committee calling the physician and policymaker a “stalwart supporter of diagnostic innovation who recognizes its crucial impact on patient care.” “Rep. Burgess has consistently demonstrated a deep and extensive understanding of health careContinue Reading »...
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