CAP ’13 – THE Pathologists’ Meeting – October 13 – 16, 2013™
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NEW  PM101  Optimizing Laboratory Test Utilization: The Pathologist’s Expanding Role

Sunday, October 13
2:00–5:30 PM

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement System Based Practice

In this era of decreasing reimbursement, accountable care payment models, and explosive growth of laboratory technologies, pathologists and laboratories face increasing internal and external pressures to decrease the cost of laboratory testing. Pathologists must fill the critical leadership role necessary to direct cost-effective and appropriate laboratory testing while continuing to deliver high-quality care to the patient. Experience in this session an overview of challenging test utilization issues faced by pathologists in diverse practice settings and provide pragmatic approaches for designing and implementing data-driven solutions. The presenters will share real-life examples of successful approaches and will provide ample opportunity for audience discussion and questions.

You will learn to:

Curtis A. Hanson, MD, FCAP
Paul J. Kurtin, MD, FCAP
Bobbi S. Pritt, MD, MSc, FCAP





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