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    Former JAMA Editor Emphasizes Pivotal Role of Medical Labs in Healthcare Reform

    November 18, 2013
    Medical laboratories of the future must focus on the quality outcomes of diagnostic testing, rather than the volume of testing they perform if they are to thrive in the era of accountable care organizations, according to George D. Lundberg, MD, MASCP, former editor of The Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) and former editor of Medscape. Read more
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    ePolicy News November 2013

    October 30, 2013
    ASCP, Laboratory Community Anxiously Awaiting PFS/OPPS Final Rules
    ASCP and the rest of the laboratory community are anxiously awaiting the release of the CY 2014 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS)/Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) and Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Final Rules. By statute, these rules are supposed to be published 60 days before their Jan.1, 2014 implementation date. However, the shutdown of the federal government complicated the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) ability to roll-out these rules on time. Read more
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    ASCP Expands Choosing Wisely Dissemination Initiatives to California

    October 25, 2013
    ASCP will join forces with the California Society of Pathologists to present a symposium, "Choosing Wisely: How California Pathologists Can Influence Appropriate Testing," on Dec. 7 in San Francisco, featuring experts in test utilization and ASCP’s recommendations as part of its participation in the Choosing Wisely campaign. Read more

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