2018 Practice Characteristics Survey

Who Should Take the 2018 Practice Leader Survey?

The 2018 Practice Leader Survey is the second Advocacy survey targeting pathology practice leaders. In 2016, the CAP fielded the first 2016 PRACTICE LEADER SURVEY.

The 2018 Practice Leader Survey specifically targets practice leaders and is designed to receive one response from each pathology practice in the United States. The survey asked each pathology practice about the following:

  • Practice demographics, including questions on practice structure, case volume, and staffing levels
  • Case mix and revenue sources, including questions on sources of cases for both AP and non-AP services, sources of revenues, and payer mix
  • Molecular pathology services and payment
  • Practice staffing, including hiring of new pathologists and loss of pathologist positions
  • Impacts of mergers and acquisitions
  • Market and regulatory issues, problems with coverage and payment, and factors that are expected to affect their practice in the next few years

Questions in the survey were developed to be relevant to pathologists in different kinds of practice settings. This survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. The survey will open April 30, 2018 and CAP members should encourage their practice leader to take the survey. Anyone taking the survey will remain anonymous and results will shared only in aggregate form.

All survey participants will be able to view an exclusive webinar that will review the findings later this year.

For questions about completing the survey, or if you want to make sure that your practice leader received the survey, please email practicesurvey@cap.org.

Download the Results to the 2016 Practice Leader Survey

As a member benefit, CAP members can access and download the results to the Practice Leader Survey, which was fielded in March and April of 2016. The survey targeted practice leaders—those in leadership or administrative roles with specific knowledge of the practice's financial, operational, and billing information. The survey was designed to elicit one response from each pathology practice in the United States.

Download the 2016 Practice Leader Survey Executive Summary

Download the 2016 Practice Leader Survey Report

Review the 2017 Practice Characteristics Survey

Through our 2017 Practice Characteristics Survey, the CAP gathered objective data you can use to understand how your practice compares to others and how pathologists are dealing with current health care trends and the changing business environment. The 2017 Practice Characteristics Survey helped the CAP set advocacy priorities and understand market pressures and environmental changes that affect you, the practicing pathologist.

The survey captured:

  • Vital practice member characteristic data
  • Information on the concerns and challenges of pathologists
  • Compensation data, including salary and benefits
  • Practice-related data

The survey closed in May of 2017 after generating more than 1,600 responses from practicing pathologists. CAP members can review the report.

Issue Briefs

Here are focused analyses on the latest trends from the 2017 Practice Characteristics Survey.

Pathologist Rankings of Advocacy Issue Priorities Vary by Practice Setting

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