• ePolicy News September 2013

    September 03, 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
  • ASCP Action Alert Targets CMS.

    August 16, 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
  • ePolicy News June 2013

    June 01, 2013
    ASCP to Congress: Repeal SGR, Fix Stark and Meaningful Use
    Earlier this month, ASCP advocated that the powerful U.S. House of Representatives Ways & Means and Energy & Commerce Committees, both of which have oversight over Medicare, repeal the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule’s flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). This advocacy was in response to a recent joint committee report recommending the repeal and reform of the SGR, the flawed formula used to calculate the annual update in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. Read more