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Previous Advocacy Updates

  • January 22, 2019

    Pathologists’ Medicare services get covered and paid during government shutdown and recurring PathPAC donation option still available to CAP members.

  • January 15, 2019

    The CAP improves changes to Medicare's Shared Savings Program to help protect pathologists and CMS updates QPP login credentials.

  • January 8, 2019

    The CMS approves Pathologists Quality Registry with more quality measures for 2019 and the CAP fights for more flexibility for Pathologists in QPP.

  • December 18, 2018

    The CAP files legal brief calling on court to set aside PAMA rates and CMS releases 2019 CLFS rates.

  • December 11, 2018

    Recent GAO report claims new clinical laboratory rates may create excess payments.

  • December 4, 2018

    The CAP opposes eliminating CMS autopsy standard and asks the agency to reduce regulatory burden on Pathologists.

  • November 14, 2018

    CAP advocates for accurate patient diagnoses, health quality at 2018 AMA Interim Meeting and check out the latest Pathology workforce and economic trends in the 2018 Practice Leader Survey Report.

  • November 6, 2018

    CMS grants some CAP-requested changes to specific payment issues in 2019 Hospital Outpatient Regulation and CAP reviews final changes in 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule regulation.

  • November 1, 2018

    On November 1, the CMS issued the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program changes that will impact Medicare pathology payment and services.

  • October 30, 2018

    New law confronting opioid epidemic includes autopsy reports in CDC surveillance and additional information on 2019 MIPS payment adjustments.

  • October 23, 2018

    Laboratories file appeal in Medicare Clinical Laboratory Fees Case and PA ends Prior Authorizations for opioid treatments after AMA and PA Medical Society advocacy efforts.

  • October 16, 2018

    The CAP urges Medicare agency to consider pathologists concerns when overhauling Shared Saving Program.

  • October 9, 2018

    Sen. Rubio co-sponsors Medicare LCD Reform bill, while another bill confronting opioid crisis passes Congress with provisions advocated for by the CAP.

  • October 2, 2018

    CMS’ Errors in 2017 MIPS scores lead to extended review period prompting CAP members to check their scores.

  • September 25, 2018

    CAP calls on Congress to act after judge dismisses PAMA lawsuit against HHS and CAP urges changes to site neutral policy, interoperability in proposed outpatient regulation.

  • September 18, 2018

    CMS extends deadline for 2017 MIPS targeted review and House committee reviews barriers to value-based care.

  • Special Report: September 12, 2018

    The House passed the Local Coverage Determination Clarification Act, which aims to improve accountability and transparency in the process Medicare contractors use to make local coverage decisions.

  • September 11, 2018

    LCD bill moves from Committee to House Vote lacking key provision and CAP comments on proposed 2019 Medicare regulation on payments for pathologists.

  • August 28, 2018

    In response to CAP’s opposition, the USPSTF reconsiders change to cervical cancer screening recommendations.

  • August 14, 2018

    The CMS proposes two tracks, updates EMR requirements in ACO rule and CAP encourages national research program to have specimen collection guidelines.

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