Society News Now houses the most recent announcements of news from the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS), including important updates on state news, committees, and current events, as well as member highlights. Members are encouraged to offer suggestions for posts on topics.

ASCLS to CMS: High Standards Equal Better Care

The laboratory community is being presented a once-in-a-generation opportunity to guide the updating of CLIA regulations to reflect the current and future practices in clinical laboratories that support clinical decision-making in an ever-evolving healthcare system. In advance of a March 12, 2018 deadline, CMS is requesting information, comments, information, evidence, research, and trends related to…

Protecting Access to Laboratory Services

  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing more than $600 million in cuts to laboratory reimbursements beginning January 1, 2018, with total cuts rising to as much as $1.5 billion annually compared to current reimbursement levels by 2020. These cuts are part of a flawed implementation of the Preserving Access to…

ASCLS Reacts to Travel Ban Executive Order

“In light of the recent Executive Order on travel into the United States, I would like to assure the members of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science that the organization will continue to support, encourage and applaud the diversity of our members,” said ASCLS President Suzanne Campbell. “We recognize the knowledge, talent and expertise…

New, Updated Entry Level Curriculum

The updated versions of the Entry Level Curriculum for Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) and Entry Level Curriculum for Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) are available for purchase in the ASCLS Online Store.  We have a variety of formats available to meet your needs: Institutional Licensed Versions Single User Licensed Versions Curricula for Individual Disciplines Complete Set…