Advocacy

Advocating on Behalf of Histology Professionals

NSH represents  the interests of histologists by increasing the visibility of the profession among legislative and regulatory public policy makers. By building strategic partnerships and collaborating with allies, NSH can effectively influence the issues that affect our profession and shape the future of histology.

Over the past two years, NSH and its allies have voiced concerns on several key issues including:

clia.pngRepresentation Under CLIA
Currently, histology is not recognized under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988. NSH recently responded to a request for information, proposing that histology be recognized under CLIA.  Learn more. 


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Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014
PAMA stands for The Protecting Access to Medicare Act. PAMA was passed in 2014, changing the way Medicare pays for, codes and covers clinical diagnostic laboratory tests, or CDLTs. Learn more. 



MWF_LaborShortage-large_img_1080x623_2x-1080x623.pngWorkforce Shortages
With techs retiring, and histology programs few and far between, histology is feeling the pressures of a workforce shortage. The problem is compounded by a lack of recognition for the histology profession, which can give potential techs the impression they'd be better off in a different field. Learn more. 

 

Want to get involved? Email histo@nsh.org to contribute your voice, or join us at the Legislative Symposium in Washington, DC, March 16-17th.

 

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