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CAP-MGMA Webinar To Discuss Better Communication Of Errors

Contact: Kerry Lydon
Phone: 800-323-4040 ext. 7844

Medical Practice Managers Invited to Free, Collaborative Webinar

Northfield, IL—In a first for both organizations, the College of American Pathologist's (CAP) Practice Management unit and the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), Englewood, CO, collaborate to deliver a complimentary one-hour webinar "Communicating Harmful Pathology Errors to Treating Clinicians and Patients," November 15, 2016, at 1:00 pm ET.

Pathologist and CAP Practice Management committee member Suzanne M. Dintzis, MD, PhD, FCAP, associate professor of pathology, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, will present.

"Critical communications among physicians face new risks and challenges," Dr. Dintzis explains. "For example, to track-down a treating physician, texting is an option, but if you start communicating patient information, you are entering new realms of risk, and HIPPA compliance is just the beginning."

The recent Institute of Medicine report on diagnostic errors encourages physicians to communicate more openly following medical errors. But few on the clinical team are typically familiar with pathologists' attitudes about disclosing pathology and laboratory errors that could cause harm to their colleagues, treating clinicians and patients.

Participants in the CAP-MGMA webinar will gain insight into communication barriers and the ethics of error disclosure. Participants can earn ACMPE, AAPC, CPE and CEU credits are a fee limited to the live webinar. Otherwise, registration is free and an on-demand version will be available.

The CAP'S growing portfolio of Practice Management Resources provides connections, insights, and one-of-a-kind tools to improve pathology practices of all sizes.

About the College of American Pathologists

As the world's largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. For more information, read the 2017 CAP Annual Report at CAP.ORG.

About the Medical Group Management Association

The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) helps create successful medical practices that deliver the highest-quality patient care. As the leading association for medical practice administrators and executives since 1926, MGMA helps improve members' practices through exclusive member benefits, education, resources, news, information, advocacy, and networking opportunities, and produces some of the most credible and robust medical practice economic data and data solutions in the industry. MGMA advances the profession of medical practice management with its industry-leading board certification and Fellowship programs through the American College of Medical Practice Executives.

Through its national membership and 48 state affiliates, MGMA represents more than 33,000 medical practice administrators and executives in practices of all sizes, types, structures and specialties, which represent more than 275,000 physicians and more than 46 percent of the healthcare delivered in the United States. MGMA is headquartered in Englewood, Colo., with a Government Affairs office in Washington, D.C.