Industry Updates From the Nation’s Capital: Bill Morice, M.D., Ph.D.

Answers From the Lab

In this episode of “Answers From the Lab,” host Bobbi Pritt, M.D., chair of the Division of Clinical Microbiology at Mayo Clinic, is joined by William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D., CEO and president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories. They discuss important industry updates and legislative insights gathered from Dr. Morice’s recent trip to Washington, D.C.

Their discussion includes:

  • The status of current laboratory-related legislative efforts, including the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA), the Saving Access to Laboratory Services Act (SALSA), and the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA).
  • Current issues facing the laboratory industry, including prior authorization, coding, and potential FDA oversight of laboratory-developed tests.
  • The importance of advocating on behalf of laboratories, clinicians, and patients, and engagement opportunities through professional societies like the College of American Pathologists and the American Clinical Laboratory Association.

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Luci Gens

Luci Gens is a marketing manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She joined Mayo Clinic in 2022 and has over ten years of experience in hospital-based marketing and communications.