Support Bill HR 5721 on LCD

From the College of American Pathologists on July 15, 2016

Your Immediate Action Needed
Urge your member of Congress to cosponsor HR 5721

Please take action and let your representative know you support bill, HR 5721, and urge them to be a co-sponsor. Last year at this time the FSP was fighting draft LCD on special stains from First Coast Service Options, our Medicare carrier. This directly affects us as pathologists!

The CAP, in concert with its coalition partners, has succeeded in getting legislation introduced by Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) and Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) to fix the flawed Local Coverage Determination (LCD) process.

The bill, HR 5721, The Local Coverage Determination Clarification Act, will ensure that coverage decisions are made by qualified health experts through a transparent process that is based on sound medical evidence. These reforms are necessary to ensure that LCDs do not impede a pathologist's medical judgment and deny patients access to medically necessary care.

Contact your member of Congress and urge them to cosponsor HR 5721.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Laura Brigandi at (202) 354-7128 or

Publication Date: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 1:45pm