American Clinical Laboratory Association
ACLA is the preeminent organization representing the laboratory industry. ACLA’s membership includes the leading national, regional, esoteric, hospital and ESRD laboratories (including clinical and pathology, genetic and molecular) that are in the forefront of providing clinical laboratory services in the United States. The organization has become the leader for the industry in advocating on behalf of laboratories before Congress, Federal agencies and departments, and state governments. ACLA’s advocacy has been extremely effective on a wide range of reimbursement and regulatory issues, including copays, taxes, competitive bidding, billing issues, health IT issues, oversight of genetic testing, and many others. ACLA has also become an important forum for clinical laboratories to promote the value of laboratory services and to that end created the successful “Results for Life” educational campaign. ACLA welcomes as full members clinical laboratories that are licensed under CLIA and meet additional accreditation requirements, and as associate members health organizations and companies that deal with laboratories.