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In a letter, the Trump administration has asked hospitals to report their SARS-CoV-2 testing data every day to HHS.
If the bill passes in its current form, PAMA reporting would be delayed until January 2022 and rate cuts scheduled for 2021 would be put off to 2022.
The VITAL Act strikes a counterpoint to another bipartisan-backed bill, called VALID, that would give FDA oversight responsibilities over all clinical tests, including LDTs.
The sponsors of the VALID Act say it's time to modernize outdated diagnostic regulations slowing down test access during a public health crisis.
A pathologists' group has pointed out that the bill covers only EUA tests, and patients receiving tests with pending regulatory status may receive surprise bills.