Laboratory Question for the Week of January 30, 2023


What is the status of the Saving Access to Laboratory Services Act (SALSA) for 2023? Was this included in the omnibus package passed last year?


Unfortunately, despite some of the positive results of the Omnibus bill, Congress rejected the hard-fought campaign for the Saving Access to Laboratory Services Act (SALSA). The original bill has multiple missions including:

  • Halting the 15% Medicare cut to laboratory fees,
  • lessening the administrative burden on laboratories
  • and guaranteeing authentic and correct collection of private market data using statistically valid sampling that accounts for all laboratory entities.


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