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Caution Urged Regarding Physician Payment Data

The CAP and 95 medical societies urge CMS to use caution when releasing Medicare physician payment data.

CAP Continues Push for Repeal of the Sustainable Growth Rate

The College of American Pathologists’ (CAP) opposes a temporary fix to Medicare’s flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, as provided in House passage of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (HR 4302).

PQRS: What You Need to Know (and Do!) in 2014

A CAP webinar on how to earn 2014 Physician Quality Reporting System incentives and prevent future Medicare penalties.

2015 Budget Would Exclude AP Services From the IOAS Exception

President Obama’s budget proposal recommends the exclusion of AP services from the “In-Office Ancillary Services” (IOAS) exception to the Stark Law.

2014 CAP Policy Meeting

Look out for the 2014 CAP Practice Characteristics Survey

During the week of April 28, the Jackson Group will send members of the College of American Pathologists an email with a link to complete the 2014 CAP Practice Characteristics Survey (PCS). The email to CAP members will arrive from the email address of “Jacksonsurveys.com.”

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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.

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New CBO Estimate: $3.4 Billion Savings for Closing Self-Referral Loophole
A new congressional budget estimate that now includes anatomic pathology services for closing the physician self-referral loophole in the Medicare program has nearly doubled compared to a 2013 projection.

Negative OIG Opinion Issued on EHR Interface Arrangement
The Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General concluded an arrangement that required a laboratory company to pay an electronic health record vendor a fee for each test set a referring practice ordered could potentially violate the anti-kickback statute.

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