The American Clinical Laboratory Association sues CMS over reimbursement cuts

The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) filed a lawsuit (American Clinical Laboratory Association V Hargan, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, NO. 17-cv-2645), challenging a new reimbursement system used by the federal government that it said would reduce how much Medicare pays for labs by about $670 million in 2018.  The lawsuit states the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ignored Congressional intent by implementing the new system following the passage of a 2014 law. Read article here…

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