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    2013 Fellowship and Job Market Survey Reveals Hiring Outlook, Training Gaps

    July 08, 2013
    Medical schools need to provide more hands-on experience for students to decide if they want to pursue pathology training, according to the results of the 2013 ASCP Fellowship and Job Market Surveys. This report also dovetails with other data indicating that medical schools need to provide students who are not going into pathology with opportunities to interact with pathologists and learn how to read pathology reports in preparation for medical practice. Read more
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    Popular Resident Review Sessions at ASCP 2013 Bridge Knowledge Gaps

    July 08, 2013
    As a fourth-year pathology resident at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C., Evelyn Bruner, MD, attended all of the Resident Review Mini-Sessions offered at the 2012 ASCP Annual Meeting to prepare for the Board exams. The effort paid off when she took the Board exam last month. Read more
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    ePolicy News July 2013

    July 01, 2013
    Medicare Laboratory Fees Under Microscope … Again
    The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently released a report claiming Medicare overpays for clinical laboratory services by 18 to 30 percent. The report, Comparing Lab Test Payment Rates: Medicare Could Achieve Substantial Savings, compares Medicare payment for clinical laboratory services to Medicaid and three Federal Employee Health Plans. To address these supposed “overpayments,” the report recommends cutting the clinical laboratory fee schedule (CLFS), imposing co-pays and deductibles on the CLFS, and instituting competitive bidding of clinical laboratory services. Read more

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