American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Better health through laboratory medicine
2005 Comment Letters

Below is a listing of AACC's most recent comment letters. If you have questions regarding AACC's positions, please contact AACC Government Affairs at (800) 892-1400.

11/17/05 AACC provided comments to the FDA regarding its draft guidance on the CLIA waiver criteria.
   
10/21/05 AACC provided comments to the FDA Blood Products Advisory Committee regarding home-use HIV testing.
   
10/18/05 AACC and NACB provided comments to the FDA regarding its new guidance C-Reactive Protein.
   
09/07/05 AACC wrote to CMS regarding its concerns about the initial draft design of the competitive bidding demonstration model for laboratory services.
   
08/22/05 AACC and a coalition of laboratory groups wrote to the FDA requesting that laboratories be able to use excess specimens for research purposes.
   
08/02/05 AACC wrote to Senator Michael Enzi endorsing S.1418, the Wired for Health Care Quality Act.
   
07/08/05 AACC submitted comments to the FDA regarding its draft drug-diagnostic co-development concept paper.
   
06/06/05 AACC wrote to Rep. Phil English endorsing H.R.2218, the Medicare Laboratory Services Access Act of 2005
   
06/06/05 AACC submitted comments to CMS regarding its draft guidance on the use of EBM to make national coverage decisions.
   
05/06/05 AACC submitted comments to SACHGS regarding its draft report on coverage and reimbursement for genetic tests.
 
04/21/05 AACC submitted comments to CMS regarding its draft guidance on factors to consider when making a national coverage determination.
 
04/11/05 AACC submitted comments to HRSA supporting the expansion of the number of conditions screened for newborns.
 
04/07/05 AACC wrote to Rep. Judy Biggert endorsing H.R.1227, the Genetic Information Discrimination Act of 2005.
 
03/22/05 AACC wrote to Senator James Jeffords endorsing S.544, the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005.
   
03/21/05 AACC wrote to Rep. John Shimkus endorsing H.R.1175, the Medical Laboratory Personnel Shortage Act of 2005.
   
03/08/05 AACC wrote to Senator Maria Cantwell endorsing S.473, the Allied Health Professions Reinvestment Act of 2005.
   
03/08/05 AACC wrote to Rep. Cliff Stearns endorsing H.R.215, the Allied Health Professions Reinvestment Act of 2005.
   
01/18/05 AACC submitted comments to NIH supporting its best practices for licensing government-funded genomic inventions.