College of American Pathologists

  Practice Management Committee


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Reports to: Council on Membership and Professional Development

Charge: To provide strategies, resources, education and materials to assist pathologists in developing, improving and managing successful medical practices.

To establish the CAP as the leading resource and communicator on the economics and management of pathology practices.

To assist the membership in the transformation of the specialty of pathology to meet evolving patient care and professional needs by providing tools and resources to help their practices improve today and prepare for the future.

Time Commitment Time Commitment

Number of face-to-face meetings: 3
Length of each meeting: 1.5 days
Typical meeting days of the week: Saturday and Sunday morning
Location of meetings: Anywhere in the continental United States.

Number of conference calls: 1

Hours of committee work required outside of meetings:
Members: ~5 hours between meetings/calls
Vice Chair: ~10 hours between meetings
Chair: ~15 hours between meetings

Additional travel or time commitments:

Member: 5 hours when involved in special projects
PMC Leadership sub-committee (Chair, Vice-Chair): Monthly one hour conference calls
Chair: 4 Council meetings per year

Activities of Committee Activities of Committee

  • Develop practice tools and resources to support the Transformation Strategy
  • Develop, review, and update Just-in-Time practice management tools to meet the day to day and practical operational needs of CAP member practices.
  • Based on market trends, anticipate opportunities and challenges for member practices and identify or develop the tools and resources wanted/needed by CAP member practices.
  • Create and distribute Laboratory Medical DirecTIPs, which is an informational series for laboratory medical directors.
  • Oversee Practice Management Directory
  • Oversee Practice Managers Forum
  • Oversee practice management panel surveys
  • Act as a resource for the development of CAP practice management education
  • Assist staff in developing answers to member practice management questions

Expertise or Experience Required Expertise or Experience Required

  • Knowledge of, interest in, and experience with practice management.

Benefits to membership on this committee Benefits to membership on this committee

  • Increased knowledge of current and emerging trends/challenges in pathology practice management
  • Interaction with other experienced practice leaders from a variety of practice settings

Representation on committee beyond the CAP:

  • None

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