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    Urgent Congressional Action Needed: CLFS Under Attack in SGR Fix

    February 15, 2012
    The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) urges its entire membership to contact their representatives in Washington to revise a proposed Congressional deal to use the Medicare Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule to pay for Payroll Tax Cut extension and to prevent a 27 percent cut in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. Read more
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    ePolicy News February, 2012

    January 31, 2012
    HHS Releases New Global Health Strategy
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Jan. 5 released its first Global Health Strategy at a forum sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation. In a world where the flow of people and goods stretch across the globe, our only chance to keep Americans safe is if the system for preventing, detecting, and containing disease stretches across the globe,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “We can no longer separate America’s health from global health.” Read more
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    Tell Congress to Repeal Medicare's Flawed SGR Formula, Extend TC Grandfather Provisions

    January 13, 2012
    Continued uncertainty with regard to the adequacy of reimbursement for Medicare physician services hampers the ability of pathologists to manage their practices and of laboratories to invest in critical patient care services and technologies. Consequently, the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) urges its entire membership to contact their representatives in Washington to call on Congress to fix flaws in the Medicare reimbursement update process. Read more

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