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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.
Pathologists Receive Support for Relief from EHR Penalties
The CAP gained the bipartisan support of 89 House lawmakers who signed a letter calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to prevent future Medicare payment cuts to pathologists from the electronic health record meaningful use program.
CAP Addresses CLFS and NGS Payment, PAMA Policy Reforms with CMS
At a July 14 meeting with Medicare officials, the CAP provided recommendations for several new CPT codes for consideration in the 2015 Medicare clinical laboratory fee schedule.
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