ASCLS/CLMA/ASCP/AMT/AGT Legislative Symposium

    “Leg Day” March 20 - 21, 2017

    CLMA participants in 2015 Legislative Symposium

    The CLMA Legislative, Compliance and Regulatory Committee (LCRC) is assisting in the planning and presentations for the Legislative Symposium held in Washington, DC again this year and CLMA is sponsoring attendance of four individuals from the LCRC and two additional committee members are being sponsored by their local chapter and employer. We encourage more CLMA Chapters to sponsor one of their members to attend the 2016 Legislative Symposium so our voices can be heard loud and clear on Capitol Hill. 

    Advocacy efforts on behalf of CLMA members take many forms. Resources directed toward a physical presence on Capitol Hill pay several dividends. When legislation, regulations or enforcement actions by the Federal Government and its agencies affect clinical laboratory managers it is appropriate to first determine whether it would benefit our membership to support, oppose or remain neutral on the issue. Educating members on these emerging issues is always the goal of the LCRC.

    A number of CLMA members were among the 130+ participants in the 2015 Legislative Symposium March 16-17 in Washington, DC.  

     

     

    Whether an action benefits or adversely impacts the membership, seeking remedy from legislators typically takes the form of asking for support or opposition to bills before the House and Senate or recommending that new laws be introduced. If the issue involves actions by regulatory agencies it is often helpful to enlist the support of Senators and Members of Congress who communicate these concerns to the agencies. Actions such as co-pay and competitive bidding models for lab have successfully been dealt with in that manner. Importantly, face to face meetings with key legislators and their staff create two way communication links that are very important for subsequent interactions.

    Click here to learn more about the 2017 Legislative Symposium and for registration information.

    CLMA Iowa Chapter President Kim Von Ahsen and CLMA Board member Mary Jo Bonifas met today with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) as part of the 2015 Legislative Symposium.  Sen. Grassley is a member of the Senate Committee on Finance, the committee of jurisdiction for Medicare and Medicaid.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    CLMA Iowa Chapter President Kim Von Ahsen and CLMA Board member Mary Jo Bonifas mee today with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA). 

     

     

     

    Stay up to date on the advocacy issues facing you and your laboratory through the Advocacy section of CLMA's website.  

    CLMA members Ed Nartowicz and Melanie Giusti and Dr. Linda Gorman and John Breiling from ASCLS met with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) as part of the 2015 Legislative Symposium.  Sen. Paul is a member of the Senate committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP).

                              CLMA Legislative, Compliance and Reimbursement Chair Sue Jahnke, and committee members Mary Jo Bonifas, Rod Forsman and Paul Keoppel prepare to meet with U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) during the 2015 Legislative Symposium

    CLMA members Ed Nartowicz and Melanie Giusti and Dr. Linda Gorman and John Breiling from ASCLS met with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) as part of the 2015 Legislative Symposium.                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                    

    CLMA Legislative, Compliance and Reimbursement Committee (LCRC) Chair Sue Jahnke, and committee members Mary Jo Bonifas, Rod Forsman and Paul Keoppel prepare to meet with U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) during the 2015 Legislative Symposium.

     

     

     




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