American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Better health through laboratory medicine
2008 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.

10/08/08
AACC provided comments to CMS regarding its 2009 payment recommendations.
   
10/02/08 AACC commented to CMS regarding its proposed rule to adopt the ICD-10 coding systems.
   
8/28/08 AACC provided input to CMS on whether to cover pharmacogenetic testing for determining warfarin dosage levels.
   
8/11/08 AACC wrote to Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) endorsing S.3408, the Comparative Effectiveness Research Act of 2008.
   
6/18/08 AACC wrote to Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) endorsing S.3118, the Preserving Access to Medicare Act
   
6/18/08 AACC wrote to Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) endorsing S.3101, the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008
   
6/12/08 AACC joined the Clinical Laboratory Coalition in supporting S.3118, introduced by Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), which would repeal the Medicare competitive bidding demonstration project for laboratory services
   
6/09/08 AACC joined the Clinical Laboratory Coalition in supporting S.3101,  introduced by Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), which would repeal the Medicare competitive bidding demonstration project for laboratory services
   
6/04/08 AACC wrote to key legislators, such as Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), urging increased funding for comparative effectiveness research in the FY’09 budget
   
5/27/08 AACC provided comments to Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) in regards to his draft comparative effectiveness bill
 
3/04/08 AACC joined with other health care groups in writing to key legislators, such as Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), in support of increased funding for the National Center for Health Statistics in FY’09
 
3/04/08 AACC joined with other health care groups in writing to key legislators, such as Rep. David Obey (D-WI), in support of increased funding for AHRQ in FY’09
 
2/27/08 AACC wrote to key legislators, such as Rep. David Obey (D-WI), supporting continued federal funding for the National Children’s Study
 
1/23/08 AACC wrote to Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) endorsing H.R.3800, the Wired for Health Care Quality Act