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The Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) has released a new report entitled, “Improving Value in Graduate Medical Education.” In the report, COGME “describes how a greater value in graduate medical education can be achieved through better targeting of public money and more effective training models.” The CAP is disappointed that pathology is not in the recommendations and has responded with the following statement.
The College of American Pathologists today called attention to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) documenting millions of dollars in wasteful health care spending by physicians who self-refer anatomic pathology services, and called on Congress to take immediate action outlawing this business practice.
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Understand the 2014 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed linking payment for over 200 services to hospital outpatient rates as part of its "misvalued code" initiative. If finalized as proposed, it will reduce the technical component (TC) and global payment of 40 pathology services billed for non-hospital patients by as little as 4% and as much as 80% depending on the services
Self-Referral: GAO Study & Legislation
A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) documenting millions of dollars in wasteful health care spending by physicians who self-refer anatomic pathology services, and CAP called on Congress to take immediate action outlawing this business practice.
Stay Tuned! CAP to Host Exclusive, Members-Only Webinar to Discuss Impact of Final Rule
In the days following CMS’ announcement, the CAP will also schedule an exclusive members-only webinar featuring an in-depth discussion of the implications of the rule and how it impacts members.
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