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Below is a chronological listing of articles and announcements of interest to Division C members and other Clinical Micrbiologists.



  • August 9, 2006 - CLSI Issues Call for Nominations
    Volunteers Needed: Please review the objective of the project, and the requested volunteer expertise, and submit a nomination including complete contact information. For consideration as a member of a subcommittee, the nomination must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae. Please submit all nominations by Friday, 18 August 2006.
  • ASM Weekly Newsdigest
  • August 1, 2006 - ASM Comments on 2006 Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule
    On August 1, ASM submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    (CMS) in response to Publication 100-04, Change Request 4144 "2006 Annual Update for Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule and Laboratory Services Subject to Reasonable Charge Payment."
    http://www.asm.org/Policy/index.asp?bid=44216
  • July 17, 2006 – Payment Determinations for Calendar Year 2007 for New Clinical Laboratory Tests  The ASM presented comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at its public meeting regarding payment methodology for new laboratory tests which will be included in the 2007 Medicare Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule.
    http://www.asm.org/Policy/index.asp?bid=43957
  • June 19, 2006 - ASM Joins Effort to Express Concern over MUE Proposal The ASM sent a letter to Medicare Contractor, Correct Coding Solutions to comment on the impact the "medically unbelievable edits" (MUE) proposal would have on laboratory testing and patient care. The ASM also signed onto two coalition letters that were sent to Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to express concern over MUE's, intended to prevent overpayments resulting from obviously erroneous Medicare claims submissions. http://www.asm.org/Policy/index.asp?bid=43533
 
 


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