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Pathology News Roundup: September 22, 2020

CAP Convinces HHS to Change COVID Reporting Rules

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) responded to the College of American Pathologists' advocacy by giving laboratories additional relief and more flexibility to meet new COVID-19 data reporting requirements during the current pandemic. Top agency officials stated during a presentation on September 9 that the government would only penalize laboratories for failing to report positive or negative test results, and laboratories would further receive a three-week grace period to meet new rules.

Pathology News Roundup: September 8, 2020

ASCP 2020 Virtual

The American Society for Clinical Pathology unites more than 100,000 anatomic and clinical pathologists, medical laboratory professionals, residents and students to accelerate the advancement of laboratory medicine. This week, the organization's ASCP 2020 Annual Meeting kicks off as an entirely virtual experience. 

Pathology News Roundup: August 25, 2020

CMS Testing Potential MIPS Cost Measures

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is now testing potential new measures for future use in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Cost category. Field testing of these measures began August 17 and will continue through September 18.

PathElective: Bringing Pathology Education to You

Dr. Kamran Mirza's face lights up as he recounts the story: One of his pathology colleagues in the United Kingdom left work late at night this July, and noticed a trainee huddled at a computer. Curious, he asked the trainee what he was up to. The response? The trainee was studying on PathElective.com. 

"This was a histopathology trainee in the UK, and that blew me away. That was amazing," says Dr. Mirza.

Pathology News Roundup: August 11, 2020

CAP Advocacy Efforts

The College of American Pathologists is rallying support amongst congressional lawmakers for pathologists’ top priorities to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and to stop Medicare payment cuts to pathologists next year.