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The results of the 2014 Practice Characteristics Survey have just been released. View the results to learn how your practice compares to others, and what pathologists are citing as the issues most important to them. An executive summary also is available.

CMS Adopts CAP IHC Recommendations, PQRS Measures for 2015

Overall Medicare payment rates for pathology services will remain level in 2015, according to Medicare Physician Fee Schedule changes finalized on October 31, while payment for services targeted by Medicare as overvalued will see payment and reporting changes. Several new policies in the 2015 Medicare rule were a direct result of CAP advocacy.

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How to Report New Pathology PQRS Measures for 2015
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Several changes to the Medicare Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) are in effect as of January 2015. These new changes are important to pathologists as the Medicare program will base future payment penalties on how well physicians and groups perform in the 2015 PQRS.
CAP members can learn how to report new PQRS measures and meet reporting requirements during the webinar. CAP experts will explain how pathologists can successfully participate in PQRS in 2015.
The second half of the webinar will include a Q&A session with the webinar co-presenters.

2015 Medicare Payment Changes: How the Final Physician Fee Schedule Rule Impacts Pathologists
Throughout this 90-minute panel discussion, CAP leaders will explain the changes announced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the final 2015 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS).
During this session, attendees will learn about the final rule's pathology-related details, reimbursement changes affecting pathologists, and the CAP's advocacy efforts around these issues.
The second half of the webinar will include a Q&A session with the webinar co-presenters.

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Download the Results of CAP’s 2014 Practice Characteristics Survey
The CAP has published a report with results from the 2014 Practice Characteristics Survey—providing data on practicing pathologists and how they are adjusting to the demand for measurable quality and more cost-effective care. The survey report for CAP members can now be downloaded from

Illinois Anti-Markup Bill Becomes Law After CAP Secures Veto Override
The Illinois House of Representatives voted December 3 to override Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto of legislation to ban markups on pathology services. The House vote followed a successful state Senate override vote in November and an extensive grassroots effort led by the CAP and Illinois pathologists.

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