ASM provided comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding Section 1834A, “Improving Policies for Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests,” added to the Social Security Law by the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA).
The ASM presented recommendations to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services at its annual public meeting on payment levels for new tests to be included in the 2015 Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule.
The June issue of the Clinical Microbiology Issues Update has been published by the Office of Public Affairs.
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The ASM sent a letter to the House Science, Space and Technology Committee regarding the DOE authorization bill that would make significant cuts in R&D funding for the energy and environmental sciences.
August 28, 2014 - White House Memo: Ensuring Biosafety and Biosecurity in US Laboratories The Office of Science and Technology Policy sent a memo to all federal departments and agencies involved in life-sciences research urging them to take immediate and longer-term steps aimed at addressing the underlying causes of the recent laboratory incidents and strengthening overall biosafety and biosecurity at federal facilities.
The ASM joined 50 other organizations in a campaign to highlight Closing the Innovation Deficit.
Presentations from the breakfast are now available.
The ASM sent a letter to Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) endorsing the bill which would create a trust fund to support a mandatory funding stream for biomedical research supported by the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies involved in biomedical research.
The ASM Office of Public Affairs has summarized the President's FY 2015 budget for the agencies that fund research and public health programs and has developed a chart highlighting proposed funding levels for the federal agencies and programs of importance to microbiology and the ASM membership.
The ASM submitted a letter to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs as part of the hearing record for its January 14 hearing entitled “Examining Conference and Travel Spending Across the Federal Government.”