The College of American Pathologists supports
legislation, regulation, or other government action which would require
that payment for all pathology services, including both anatomic and clinical
pathology, be made only to the person or entity which performed or supervised
the service—with an exception for referrals between laboratories
that are independent of a physician’s office.
In the absence of a direct payment requirement, the College supports
legislation, regulation, or other government action that would require
that discounts or other reductions in price to purchasing physicians be
disclosed and appropriately reflected in charges to the patient or insurer.
Adopted August 1992
Reaffirmed August 1995
Reaffirmed August 1998
Reaffirmed November 1998
Revised February 1999
Reaffirmed February 2002