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    Career Ambassadors Inspire Next Generation of Lab Professionals

    September 09, 2013
    To raise awareness of the laboratory professions among high school students, ASCP recently chose 40 ASCP Career Ambassadors for 2013–2014. Sponsored by Roche, the program is a collaborative effort to address a laboratory science workforce shortage by placing dedicated, certified ASCP members into classrooms nationwide to promote the profession to pre-college students. Read more
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    Attorney in Gene Patent Ruling Examines Far-Reaching Implications

    September 09, 2013
    The lead American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawyer who successfully fought to ensure that human genes could not be patented will discuss the recent Supreme Court ruling and the far-reaching implications for pathology, laboratory medicine, and patient care at ASCP 2013 Chicago, Sept. 18–21. Read more
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    ePolicy News September 2013

    September 04, 2013
    ASCP Community Unites in Response to CMS Payment Scheme:
    10,000 Messages Sent to Congress and CMS

    In early July, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule that rocked the pathology and laboratory world. The draft rule proposed to cap payment rates for services on the physician fee schedule at the Outpatient Prospective Payment Rate. Read more
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    ASCP Action Alert Targets CMS

    August 28, 2013
    ASCP recently urged you to contact Congress about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed cuts in reimbursement for essential pathology and laboratory services. This follow-up alert now asks you to urge CMS to abandon these harmful cuts in pathology and laboratory payment rates. Read more