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Spring Seminar Program Posted

Check out the Spring Seminar Link for the Program book and Registration form. Registration is now open. Don't miss the opportunity to attend some of these great sessions.

2018 Spring Seminar
April 26 - 27, 2018
Red Lion Hotel, Renton, WA

Upcoming Seminars

2018 ASCLS-WA Spring Seminar

April 26 - 27, 2018
Red Lion Hotel
Renton, WA

Program is posted and registration is open. Check out the Spring Seminar link.


2018 Northwest Medical Laboratory Symposium

October 24 - 27, 2018
Holiday Inn Portland Airport
Portland, OR

Government News

Government Affairs Issues

1. Protecting Access to Medicare Act: PAMA activities relate to the fee schedule.
2. Laboratory Developed Tests: LDTs legislation has been proposed.
3. Workforce Shortage: A study has been requested.

More information including "leave behinds", which are documents given to the senators and representatives, are available on the ASCLS website in the Advocacy section

An excellent resource on the Government Affairs Committee and the issues discussed are available on the ASCLS MN website

Take Action To Protect Standards

The laboratory community has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to guide the updating of Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) personnel regulations to reflect the current and future practices in clinical laboratories that support clinical decision-making in an ever-evolving healthcare system.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has requested comments that it intends to use to update the existing CLIA personnel regulations in the future. ASCLS has created a website with detailed analysis and easy-to-use tools for all laboratorians to respond. ASCLS urges all laboratory professionals to provide comments to CMS with a central focus on strengthening laboratory personnel standards and ensuring the ongoing, invaluable contributions of laboratory professionals in the healthcare system.

Visit and provide comments by the deadline on Monday March 12, 2018. . An easy-to-use template for comments is provided on the ASCLS Website

For more information, click here