Payment Determinations for Calendar Year 2017 for New Clinical Laboratory Tests

The ASM presented recommendations to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at its annual Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule public meeting determining payment levels for new tests for 2017.

ASM Advisory to Members on the President’s FY 2017 Budget Request for Science and Public Health

The ASM Office of Public Affairs has prepared a summary of the Administration's FY 2017 budget request to Congress.  This summary includes special funding to combat the spread of the Zika virus.

October is National Biosafety Stewardship Month

The NIH announced that October 2015 is National Biosafety Stewardship Month (NBSM).

December 22, 2015 - White House Releases National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

The White House released a comprehensive plan that identifies critical actions to be taken by key Federal departments and agencies to combat the global rise of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).

Announcement of Public Consultation on Antimicrobial Resistance Rapid, Point-of-Care Diagnostic Test Challenge

As a part of the National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a prize competition for the delivery of one or more successful rapid point-of-care diagnostics that may be used by health care providers to identify bacterial infections.

December 8, 2015 - ASM Participates in CARB Working Group Meeting on Antibiotic Resistance

Susan Sharp, ASM President-Elect, presented answers to a series of questions on behalf of ASM to the meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB) Working Group on One Health Surveillance.