Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) 2015 Public Meeting Comments

On behalf of the Coalition for 21st Century Medicine, and in follow-up to the comments we presented during the public meeting held on July 14, 2014, we are pleased to submit these additional comments for your consideration as you finalize your CY2015 Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) Preliminary Payment Determinations.

Read The Coalition for 21st Century Medicine Letter to The Honorable John Boehner and The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Regarding the Support of the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Legislation

The Coalition for 21st Century Medicine (C21) supports the bipartisan sustainable growth rate (SGR) legislation introduced to protect Medicare physician payment and provide reform to the Medicare and Medicaid programs. In particular, the legislation modernizes the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) with a framework for market based payment and coding of advanced diagnostic tests. We appreciate your leadership on personalized medicine issues, and the bipartisan process that developed this legislation with input from a large cross section of different stakeholders.

Read The Coalition for 21st Century Medicine Letter to The Honorable Harry Reid and The Honorable Mitch McConnell Regarding the Support of the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Legislation

The Coalition for 21st Century Medicine (C21) supports the bipartisan sustainable growth rate (SGR) legislation introduced to protect Medicare physician payment and provide reform to the Medicare and Medicaid programs. In particular, the legislation modernizes the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) with a framework for market based payment and coding of advanced diagnostic tests. We appreciate your leadership on personalized medicine issues, and the bipartisan process that developed this legislation with input from a large cross section of different stakeholders.