American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Better health through laboratory medicine
2007 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.

12/13/07 AACC submitted comments to SACGHS regarding its draft document on expanding genetics oversight
   
10/04/07 AACC subcommitted comments to CMS on the proposed 2008 New CPT Code Payment Determinations
   
10/01/07 AACC wrote to Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO) endorsing S.2099, the Preserving Access to Laboratories Act of 2007
   
09/25/07 AACC submitted joint comments to Correct Coding Solutions regarding a proposal to make MUEs publicly available.
   
09/21/07 AACC submitted comments to NIH regarding the Reseach Plan for the National Children's Study.
   
09/06/07 AACC submitted comments to Correct Coding Solutions regarding whether MUEs should be made available to the public.
   
08/27/07 AACC joined the Personalized Medicine Coalition in submitting joint comments on the revised IVDMIA guidance.
   
08/20/07 AACC submitted comments on the July 26, 2007 draft of the FDA's In Vitro Diagnostic Mulitvariate Index Assays Guidance.
   
08/14/07 AACC wrote to Rep. Velazquez (D-NY) endorsing H.R.3453, the Community Clinical Laboratory Fairness in Competition Act of 2007.
   
08/06/07 AACC submitted comments to CMS regarding the physician fee schedule proposed rule.
 
08/02/07 AACC joined the Clinical Laboratory Coalition in endorsing legislation to repeal the Medicare competitive bidding demonstration for clinical laboratory services.
 
07/25/07 AACC submitted testimony to the House Small Business Committee raising concerns about the Medicare competitive bidding demonstration for clinical laboratory services.
 
07/16/07 AACC submitted recommendations to CMS regarding the payment rates for new CPT codes.
 
06/28/07 AACC wrote to Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) endorsing the "Wired for Health Care Quality Act."
   
06/28/07 AACC wrote to Rep. Tom Allen (D-ME) endorsing H.R.2184, the "Enhanced Health Care Value for All Act of 2007
   
06/19/07 AACC wrote to Senator Obama expressing concerns regarding S.976, the Genomics and Personalized Medicine Act of 2007.
   
06/04/07 AACC submitted comments to OMB opposing the elimination of the laboratory ABN.
   
05/23/07 AACC joined with other healthcare groups in supporting congressional efforts to increase federal funding for comparative effectiveness research.
   
05/23/07 AACC wrote to Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) expressing its concerns about S.736, the Laboratory Test Improvement Act.
   
05/08/07   AACC wrote to Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) endorsing H.R.1634, the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007.
   
05/07/07 AACC wrote to Rep. David Obey (D-WI) in support of funding for the National Children's Study.
   
04/18/07 AACC provided comments on a CDC-funded study of PT
   
03/19/07 AACC wrote to Rep. Phil English (R-PA) endorsing H.R.1501, the Medicare Laboratory Services Access Act of 2007.
   
03/15/07 AACC joined with other healthcare organizations in supporting additional funding for the National Center for Health Statistics.   
   
03/15/07 AACC joined with other healthcare organizations in supporting addition funding for AHRQ.
   
03/05/07 AACC submitted comments to the FDA regarding its ASR Frequently Asked Questions guidance.
   
03/01/07 AACC wrote to Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) endorsing S.634, the "Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007."
   
02/28/07 AACC wrote to Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) endorsing S.605, the "Allied Health Professions Reinvestment Act."
 
02/13/07 AACC submitted comments to the FDA regarding the FDA IVDMIA draft guidance.
 
02/12/07 AACC wrote to Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) endorsing S.224, the "Standards to Provide Educational Achievement for Kids (SPEAK) Act.
 
02/12/07 AACC wrote to Rep. Vernon Ehlers endorsing H.R.325, the "Standards to Provide Educational Achievement for Kids (SPEAK) Act.
 
02/07/07 AACC wrote to Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) endorsing S.358, the "Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act."
   
01/16/07 AACC wrote to key Members of Congress in support of funding for the National Children's Study.