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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.
Palmetto Removes Special Stains, IHC Article After Discussions With CMS
The Medicare Administrative Contractor Palmetto GBA has removed its website article on special stains and immunohistochemistry indications for gastric pathology after the CAP detailed objections to the posting in a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
CAP Opposes Illinois Governor’s Veto of Anti-Markup Bill
After passing overwhelmingly in the Illinois General Assembly, Gov. Pat Quinn sent a CAP-supported, anti-markup of pathology services bill back to state lawmakers by issuing an amendatory veto and calling for several changes to the legislation.
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