Bio: Elissa Passiment is the Executive Vice President of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS). She is a clinical laboratory scientist with over twenty years experience in clinical laboratories as staﬀ, educator and manager. She came to ASCLS after six years in healthcare consulting when she and her staﬀ conducted studies and redesigned the work and facilities for hospitals in the US and Canada.
She has also been active as a member of ASCLS, serving on numerous national committees, its Board of Directors and as President in 1988-89. Passiment uses her science background and experience to analyze healthcare policies and systems. She served on the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee, convened to standardize and simplify reimbursement for laboratory services under Medicare Part B, presented testimony to Institute of Medicine studies, and represents ASCLS at meetings with the FDA, CMS, and CDC. She is also on the Editorial Board of Lab Tests Online. She served as a member and the Chair of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC) which oversees CLIA from 2007 – 2011.