LEGISLATION

New Laws: House Bans Firing Whistleblowers for Disobeying Orders to Break the Law

It's clearly against the law to fire an employee in retaliation for filing a whistleblower suit against your lab. So it goes without saying that the ban on retaliation also prevents you from firing an … [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...]

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...]

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...]

FUNDING

Trump Budget “Blueprint” Proposes NIH Cuts, Increases for FDA User Fees and Enforcement

The headlines are harsh. "Terrible," devastating," and "crippling," are words the biomedical industry is using to describe President Trump's proposed cuts to science and … [Read more...]

EMPLOYER COMPLIANCE

The New Overtime Rules are Put on Hold. What Does That Mean for You?

By Mike O'Brien  bio As most of you know by now, I'm sure, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) has finalized a new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rule that, among other things, … [Read more...]

LEGISLATION

House Proposes Replacement Health Care Legislation

Efforts to replace Obamacare are moving forward with legislation called the American Health Care Act proposed by two House committees—the Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees.   Energy … [Read more...]

LDTs

Health Care Organizations Urge Congress to Update LDT Oversight

Late last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it would not finalize its 2014 proposed guidance on agency oversight of laboratory developed tests (LDTs) but would work with … [Read more...]

WHITE HOUSE

The 7 Things Labs Need to Know About the Trump Travel Ban

We'll leave it to others to argue whether the Trump travel ban is legal, moral or wise. What we can tell you is that while it may be on temporary hold, the travel ban and the policy it embodies are … [Read more...]


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