ACA INSTABILITY

Laboratory Industry Faces Uncertain Regulatory Policy

While PAMA captured headlines at G2's 35th annual Lab Institute conference (Washington D.C.; Oct. 25-27), speakers presented how other regulatory efforts, including the Affordable Care Act (ACA), … [Read more...]

HEALTH CARE REFORM

Labs to CMS: Push Back PAMA & Add Hospital Labs to CLFS Mix

The lab industry continues to wait nervously for word from CMS regarding PAMA. Demand 1: Fix the Fee Schedule Methodology The industry's paramount concern remains the formula CMS proposes to use to … [Read more...]

HEALTH CARE REFORM

Value-Based Care: AACC Cites Key Role of Lab Professionals in Making It Work

Laboratory professionals have a central role to play in supporting the transition to value-based care, according to a new American Academy of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) position statement. Lab … [Read more...]

HEALTH CARE REFORM

Potential Negative Impact of AHCA on Genetic Testing

While it remains uncertain what the Senate will do with the American Health Care Act (AHCA), alarm is spreading about the legislation's implications for the estimated quarter of Americans under the … [Read more...]

HEALTH CARE REFORM

Value of Price Transparency Questioned

Publishing testing prices in electronic ordering systems for inpatients may not lead to significant changes in clinician ordering behavior or associated fees, according to a study published April 21 … [Read more...]

LEGISLATION

Senate Renews Efforts to Reform LCD Processes

Efforts to improve the local coverage determination process have been renewed with the introduction of the Local Coverage Determination Clarification Act of 2017. The proposed bill is the result of … [Read more...]

HEALTH CARE REFORM

Will AHCA Adversely Affect Genetic Testing?

While it remains uncertain what the Senate will do with the American Health Care Act (AHCA), alarm is spreading about the legislation's implications for the estimated quarter of Americans under the … [Read more...]

HEALTH CARE REFORM

ACA Credited with Growth in Preventive Screenings

While efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continue despite the initial failure to pass the American Health Care Act, there has been some indication that the ACA has led to more … [Read more...]

LDTs

Draft Legislation Proposes New Category for LDTs

House of Representatives members Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) are looking for feedback on a discussion draft of legislation called the Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act, … [Read more...]

HEALTH CARE REFORM

Executive Orders Move Forward Regulatory Reform Plans

At the end of February, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) aimed at furthering the promise to reduce regulatory burdens and costs. The President's Blueprint for the budget, which … [Read more...]


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