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    ePolicy News September 2013

    September 04, 2013
    ASCP Community Unites in Response to CMS Payment Scheme:
    10,000 Messages Sent to Congress and CMS

    In early July, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule that rocked the pathology and laboratory world. The draft rule proposed to cap payment rates for services on the physician fee schedule at the Outpatient Prospective Payment Rate. Read more
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    ASCP Action Alert Targets CMS

    August 28, 2013
    ASCP recently urged you to contact Congress about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed cuts in reimbursement for essential pathology and laboratory services. This follow-up alert now asks you to urge CMS to abandon these harmful cuts in pathology and laboratory payment rates. Read more
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    2013-2014 Career Ambassadors

    August 14, 2013
    Forty members of the ASCP have been selected to serve as ASCP Career Ambassadors, making presentations to pre-college students to create awareness about medical laboratory science as a career. Sponsored by Roche, the Career Ambassador Program is a collaborative effort to address the looming laboratory science workforce shortage by putting newly certified members into classrooms across the country to create awareness and discuss the benefits of the profession to pre-college students. Read more
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    ASCP EVP Discusses Why ASCP Keynote Speakers Affect Members’ Minds and Careers

    August 12, 2013
    Dr. E. Blair Holladay, ASCP Executive Vice President, explains his vision for securing prominent ASCP Annual Meeting Keynote Speakers as influential change agents who can expand how ASCP members view the pathology and laboratory medicine professions. In an interview with Sara Patterson, ASCP Director of Communications, he discusses why these Keynote Speakers are relevant to ASCP members, why ASCP members need to think “Beyond the Lab” in order to thrive, and what are the best reasons for ASCP members to attend this year’s Annual Meeting in Chicago. Read more