2018 CAP Policy Meeting

2018 Policy Meeting Registration

From April 30- May 2, join your colleagues at the 2018 Policy Meeting to advocate on the health care issues important to pathologists and patients.


Register for the 2018 Policy Meeting Today

Registration is now open for the 2018 CAP Policy Meeting, which is set for April 30 – May 2 at the Washington Marriott in Washington, DC. This is THE meeting where CAP members can connect directly with government leaders and policy experts to discuss the impact of Federal regulation on their practice.

2017 Policy Meeting Recap

New regulations are taking shape that will impact pathology reimbursements for years to come:

  • Beginning in 2017, metrics outlined by a new reimbursement system for Medicare take effect
  • Laboratories will soon have to comply with PAMA reporting rules.

At the 2017 CAP Policy Meeting, government leaders and policy experts discussed how these major changes will impact your practice. Pathologists learned how to prepare their practice for these changes and how to make an impact on the regulations moving through Congress.

Earn CME Credits

The College of American Pathologists designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Featured 2017 Policy Meeting Speakers

Sen. John Boozman (R-AR)

Sen. John Boozman (R-AR)

Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) was the Keynote Breakfast speaker on Tuesday April 25 during the CAP Policy Meeting. Sen. Boozman discussed how Congress deals with the rapidly changing health care environment, review his health care priorities, and gave his insight into why it is important to come to Washington, DC, and be engaged in the policymaking process during an engaging breakfast session.

Tom Daschle

Tom Daschle

Drawing from his 30 years of political service, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle guided attendees through the most pressing policy issues of the day and the impacts to business and industry. During his time in the Senate, Sen. Daschle established himself as a leading authority on health care reform, climate change, renewable energy policy, financial services reform, and international trade and tax developments. He remains one of the most influential individuals in Washington today, serving as a consensus-builder between industry and policymakers.

CAP's Annual Hill Day

Make Your Voice Heard

Dozens of pathologists participated in the CAP's 2017 Hill Day, when CAP members visited Capitol Hill to educate lawmakers and seek their support on vital public policy issues that impact the specialty. This was a unique opportunity for members to personally advocate to improve patient care and the practice of pathology.

What Members Are Saying

Michelle M. Hebert, MD, FCAP"Every time I attend the CAP Policy Meeting I learn about legislative and regulatory issues that affect me. I have seen firsthand how much of an impact we can make. We don't just talk about the issues, but we are prepared to advocate confidently. We go to the Hill and meet with the decision makers who want to hear from us. It's an exciting experience, and I think it's essential."
– Michelle M. Hebert, MD, FCAP
Matthew R. Foster, MD, FCAP"After the Policy Meeting, I can sit at the table with my partners and say, 'Here are the facts. This is the reality.' We can use this information for everything from expanding our diagnostic test menu to negotiating for new contracts."
– Matthew R. Foster, MD, FCAP

You Can Make a Difference

Make Your Voice Heard

See how you can build relationships with lawmakers in this Grassroots Advocacy 101 recorded webinar. Get the tools and resources you need to make an impact.

Additional Information/Questions

Read the 2016 CAP Policy Meeting Agenda

If you have any question regarding the 2017 CAP Policy Meeting, please call (800) 323-4040, or email policymeeting@cap.org