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    Get Connected: Navigate Your Career to Success on ONELab

    January 29, 2014
    ASCP ONELab is now live. This dynamic online platform was developed with you and our medical laboratory community in mind to build stronger connections with colleagues, participate in forums with experts in the field, and gain insights that will help advance your career. Read more
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    Policy in Practice: ASCP Provides New PQRS Education Materials for CY 2014

    January 16, 2014
    ePolicy News Special Edition
    If you are a pathologist who bills Medicare Part B but has zero applicable Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) measures, there’s something you should know: You will NOT be subject to the -2 percent payment adjustment enforced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in Calendar Year (CY) 2014! Read more
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    ePolicy News January 2014

    January 06, 2014
    HHS Responds to Advocacy Efforts, Laboratories finally relieved of EHR Gifting Burden!
    On Dec. 23, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released companion rules extending a provision allowing certain healthcare entities to essentially gift Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems without violating the Stark or Anti-kickback laws. Though previously included in the list of entities safe harbored under this provision, the final rules differ from the proposed rules in their exclusion of laboratories from this list. This means that laboratories will no longer be allowed/expected to gift EHRs to (referring) physicians. Read more

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