Statement and Testimony - 2006

  • August 15, 2006 - ASM Comments on USP Proposed Revisions to Chapter
    The ASM submitted comments to the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) regarding proposed revisions to USP General Chapter Pharmaceutical Compounding Sterile Preparations. USP sets practice standards to help ensure that compounded sterile preparations are of high quality and help to prevent harm to patients suffered as a result of contaminated preparations.
  • July 17, 2006 - ASM Comments on NSF Strategic Plan
    ASM submitted comments expressing its concern with the omission of life sciences in the National Science Foundation’s draft FY 2006-2011 Strategic Plan.

  • 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.
  • March 20, 2006 - ASM Sends Thank You Letters to Senators Specter and Harkin
    The ASM sent letters to Senator Arlen Specter and Senator Tom Harkin, chair and ranking minority member of the Senate Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies thanking them for sponsoring an amendment to increase funding for health and education in the FY 2007 Senate Budget Resolution.  The Resolution passed on March 16.