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CAP to Seek Changes to FDA LDT Draft Guidance

The CAP does not support the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed oversight guidance for laboratory-developed tests and will recommend major changes so the final document is consistent with the College’s principles. Read more in STATLINE.

CMS Adopts CAP IHC Recommendations, PQRS Measures for 2015

Overall Medicare payment rates for pathology services will remain level in 2015, according to Medicare Physician Fee Schedule changes finalized on October 31, while payment for services targeted by Medicare as overvalued will see payment and reporting changes. Several new policies in the 2015 Medicare rule were a direct result of CAP advocacy.

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How to Report New Pathology PQRS Measures for 2015
Several changes to the Medicare Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) are in effect as of January 2015. These new changes are important to pathologists as the Medicare program will base future payment penalties on how well physicians and groups perform in the 2015 PQRS.
CAP members can learn how to report new PQRS measures and meet reporting requirements during the webinar. CAP experts will explain how pathologists can successfully participate in PQRS in 2015.
The second half of the webinar will include a Q&A session with the webinar co-presenters.

2015 Medicare Payment Changes: How the Final Physician Fee Schedule Rule Impacts Pathologists
Throughout this 90-minute panel discussion, CAP leaders will explain the changes announced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the final 2015 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS).
During this session, attendees will learn about the final rule's pathology-related details, reimbursement changes affecting pathologists, and the CAP's advocacy efforts around these issues.
The second half of the webinar will include a Q&A session with the webinar co-presenters.

Advocacy News from STATLINE Advocacy News from STATLINE

CAP to Seek Significant Changes to FDA LDT Draft Guidance
The CAP does not support the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) proposed oversight guidance for laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) and will recommend major changes so the final document is consistent with the College’s principles.

Draft AMA Code of Ethics Needs More Revision, Pathologists Say
Pathologists called for more changes to the latest draft of the AMA Code of Ethics, which included revisions to sections regarding the billing of laboratory and pathology services.

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