We’ve put together an informative program for you and we’re looking forward to the opportunity to engage with you on the critical policy issues facing pathology. To help prepare you for the meeting, we’re providing background information and hope that you will take a moment to review the briefing document in advance of the meeting.
MoPath Interim Pricing Draws Fire from Physician/Lab Coalition
The College and a coalition of organizations representing over 120,000 medical and laboratory professionals issued a consensus statement last week urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to intervene with regional Medicare administrative contractors about payment delays, claim denials, and the price determination process for the 100+ new molecular pathology CPT codes introduced this year.
CAP Lays Out HIT Concerns to Senate
Pathologists are the stewards of vast amounts of patient-specific clinical information—the very same information needed to diagnose and treat patients, and stored in their electronic health records (EHR),—yet federal initiatives promoting meaningful use of interoperable EHR systems have yet to fully recognize the vital role of laboratories in the health care delivery value equation, CAP said in comments submitted to the Senate this week.