Many Americans depend on laboratories in hospitals, nursing facilities, and other settings that often operate with thin profit margins. Fair reimbursement for testing is crucial to prevent these labs from eliminating tests, laying off employees, and reducing services for patients who rely on quality testing. Unfortunately, reimbursement rates have precipitously declined as a result of the flawed implementation of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA).
AACC has been relentlessly advocating for Congress to delay lab reimbursement cuts and fix the flaws in PAMA. The association has conducted grassroots campaigns, joined healthcare partners on letters to Congress, and provided direct feedback to federal agencies on reimbursement issues. The association's members have also visited the offices of lawmakers on multiple occasions to share their concerns about PAMA and advocate for its improvement.
As the leading voice for laboratory medicine professionals, AACC advocates strongly for policies that improve patient care through laboratory medicine. AACC members amplify the organization’s voice and facilitate success in the policy arena. Make your voice heard and help us ensure labs receive fair reimbursement by sending your legislators a customizable e-letter using our easy online platform.