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Health Care PolicyHealth Care Policy

Laboratory Developed Tests

 • FDA’s Plan to Regulate Laboratory Developed Tests

Alberto Gutierrez, PhD, R. Bruce Williams, MD, FCAP, and George Kwass, MD, FCAP

(PDF, 1.3 MB)

Medicare Fee Schedule

 • Understanding the 2015 Proposed Medicare Fee

Jonathan L. Myles, MD, FCAP, and Diana Cardona, MD, FCAP

(PDF, 262 KB)

 • 2015 Medicare Payment Changes: How the Final Physician Fee Schedule
   Rule Impacts Pathologists

Drs. Jonathan L. Myles and Mark S. Synovec

(PPTX, 436 KB)
FAQ(PDF, 184 KB)

 • Illuminating the future of cardiovascular pathology with
    intravascular in vivo microscopy

Presenter: Gary Tearney, MD, PhD, FCAP

 • How to Report New Pathology PQRS Measures for 2015

Jonathan L. Myles, MD, FCAP and Emily E. Volk, MD, FCAP

(PDF, 823 KB)

Genomic Medicine/Molecular PathologyGenomic Medicine/Molecular Pathology

Genomic Medicine: Genomic Analysis, Next Generation Sequencing: Large Molecular Panels, Exome, Genome

 • NGS Testing for Common Cancer Genes: What's Available

Presenters: Mary M. Zutter, MD, FCAP, and Ian S. Hagemann, MD, PhD, FCAP

(PDF, 3.88 MB)

 • Screening for Down Syndrome

Glen E. Palomaki, PhD

(PDF, 1.8 MB)

 • Next-Generation Sequencing for Cancer-A Perspective from an Early Adopter

Federico Monzon, FCAP

(PDF, 4.4 MB)

 • Pediatric Genomic Medicine

Dr. Stephen Kingsmore

(PDF, 2 MB)

 • Transforming the Diagnostic Evaluation of Inherited Disorders with
    Next-Generation Sequencing

Dr. Karl Voelkerding

(PDF, 2 MB)

 • Clinical Next-Generation Sequencing: Just Another Lab Test

Dr. John Pfeifer

(PDF, 1.7 MB)

Genomic Medicine: Getting Started, Next Steps in Molecular Pathology

 • IHC Assays – New Evidence-Based Guideline for Analytic Validation

Jeffery Goldsmith, MD, FCAP

(PDF, 750 KB)

 • Viral Respiratory Tract Infections: Detection Now
    and in the Future

Frederick L. Kiechle, MD, PhD, FCAP

(PDF, 2.2 MB)

 • Making the Case for Pharmacogenomics Testing: Integration into
    a Health Care System

Dr. Michael Laposata

(PDF, 6.2 MB)

 • Molecular Microbiology in the Community-Based Practice

Dr. Cindy McCloskey

(PDF, 983 KB)

 • The Business Argument for Cancer Genomic Testing Using a
    Sequencing Platform

Drs. James Crawford, John Pfeifer and Lynn Bry

(PDF, 522 KB)

 • The Legal Status of Patents on Laboratory Tests

Jack Bierig

(PDF, 890 KB)

Genomic Medicine: Organ-Based, Cancer

 • HER2 Testing Revision

David G. hicks, MD, FCAP and Stephen J. Sarewitz, MD, FCAP

Handout 1
(PDF, 8.5 MB)
Handout 2
(PDF, 266 KB)

 • Applying the CAP-ASCCP LAST Project Principles in Clinical Practice:
    Case Examples Illustrating Biomarker Usage

Brigitte M. Ronnett, MD, FCAP

(PDF, 12.1 MB)

 • Colon Cancer and Molecular Tests

Joseph Willis, MD, FCAP

(PDF, 4.1 MB)

 • Molecular Diagnostics of Lung Cancer

Dr. John Iafrate

(PDF, 5.3 MB)

 • Molecular Markers in Breast Cancer

Dr. David Hicks

(PDF, 5.6 MB)

 • Biomarkers in HPV-associated Lower Anogenital Squamous Lesions from
    the CAP-ASCCP Lower Anogenital Squamous Terminology Project

Dr. Mark Stoler

Handout 1
(PDF, 39 KB)
Handout 2
(PDF, 122 KB)

 • Molecular Diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Present and
    Future Challenges

Drs. David Czuchlewski and Mohammad Vasef

(PDF, 2.9 MB)

 • Molecular Genetics of Pancreatic Neoplasms

Dr. Ralph Hruban

(PDF, 4.4 MB)

 • Molecular Testing Guidelines for Selection of Lung Cancer Patients for
    EGFR and ALK Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors

Drs. Marc Ladanyi and Neal Lindeman

(PDF, 2.3 MB)

 • The Integrated Pathologist: A Breast Cancer Testing Example

Dr. David Hicks

(PDF, 1.5 MB)

 • Practical Issues in Surgical Pathology that Enhance Ancillary Molecular Testing for Cancer

John Pfeifer, MD, PhD, FCAP

(PDF, 3.33 MB)

 • Cancer Test Reporting for Breast, Colorectal and Lung Biomarkers: New CAP Templates to Help You and Your Practice

Pat Fitzgibbons, MD, FCAP and George Birdsong, MD, FCAP

(PDF, 2.12 MB)

 • Economics 101: In-house vs. Reference Testing: Criteria to Consider for Molecular Testing

Jordan S. Laser, MD, FCAP

(PDF, 1.19 MB)

New Roles of PathologistsNew Roles of Pathologists

In Vivo Microscopy

 • Microscopy Without Slides

Jeffrey L. Fine, MD

(PDF, 30 MB)

 • Cardio Pathology and In Vivo Microscopy

Gary Tearney, MD, PhD, FCAP

(PDF, 56 MB)

 • How IVM Could Improve Our Practice as Pathologists

Lida P. Hariri, MD, PhD

(PDF, 4.5 MB)

 • Ex Vivo Applications of IVM: Shedding a different light on cells and tissue

Kamran Badizadegan MD, FCAP

(PDF, 11.5 MB)

 • Ex vivo pathology applications of IVM: Cooler than Frozen

Richard M. Levenson, MD, FCAP

(PDF, 3.5 MB)

 • Pathologists Opportunity in Vivo Microscopy

Guillermo Tearney, MD, PhD, FCAP

(PDF, 2.2 MB)

Digital Pathology

 • How Can Whole Slide Imaging Improve your Pathology Practice?

Dr. Kenneth Bloom

(PDF, 2.4 MB)

 • New Pathology Paradigm: Digital Pathology



 • The Exciting and Expanding Role of Digital Pathology in Pathology Education

Dr. Liron Pantanowitz


 • Validating Whole Slide Imaging Systems for Diagnostic Use in Pathology

Dr. Liron Pantanowitz

(PDF, 4 MB)

Clinical Pathology

 • The American Board of Pathology Maintenance of Certification of
    Certification Program. What is it and who should participate?



Quality AssuranceProfessional Development

 • CAP Pathology Practice Cost Analysis Toolkit

Ron Sconyers, COO, Metropolitan Pathologist, PC and Tony Battistone, Sr. Manager, Value Practices


 • Get the Truth About MOC From the ABP CEO Session 1 – Overview
    of the ABP MOC Program

Rebecca L. Johnson, MD, FCAP, CEO, American Board of Pathology (ABP) and Chad R. Rund, DO, FCAP, Chair, New in Practice Committee

(PDF, 390 KB)
(PDF, 162 KB)

 • Get the Truth About MOC From the ABP CEO Session 2 - The MOC Exam
    (MOC updates now available in attached slide deck)

Rebecca L. Johnson, MD, FCAP, CEO, American Board of Pathology (ABP) and Chad R. Rund, DO, FCAP, Chair, New in Practice Committee

(PDF, 436 KB)
FAQ(PDF, 184 KB)

 • 2014 House of Delegates Orientation

James E. Richard, DO, FCAP


 • Billing Assessment Toolkit:
Is your practice leaving money on someone else's table?

 • How to Share Pathology’s Value With Health Care Executives

Drs. Richard C. Friedberg, Elizabeth H. Hammond, Gary W. Procop and Gail H. Vance

(PDF, 883 KB)

 • ICD-10: Is Your Practice on Track for October 1, 2014 Implementation?

Patrick A. Wilson, MD, FCAP and Cindy Hegner, CCS

(PDF, 260 KB)

 • You've Signed the Contract. Now What?

Jerad Gardner, MD, FCAP


 • Preparing for the 1st Six Months of Your New Job

Geoffrey Talmon, MD, FCAP


 • How to Find a Fellowship

Drs. Feriyl Bhaijee, Jerad M. Gardner and Aysegul A. Sahin

 • Career Transitions for the New in Practice Pathologist: How to Move Professionally From One Job to the Next (PDF, 311 K)