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New Independent Study Shows Medicare Receives Lower Rates For Clinical Laboratory Services

Mertz continued, "ACLA recognizes that Medicare faces significant, long-term fiscal challenges, but we cannot let anecdotes and incomplete data guide long-term cuts that will ultimately harm Medicare beneficiary access to life-saving clinical laboratory diagnostics. ACLA is committed to working with Congress and the Administration to demonstrate the value of labs and ensure adequate access for current and future Medicare beneficiaries."

The study is available on-line at ACLA's website, here.

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SOURCE American Clinical Laboratory Association

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