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    ePolicy News June 2013

    May 31, 2013
    ASCP to Congress: Repeal SGR, Fix Stark and Meaningful Use
    Earlier this month, ASCP advocated that the powerful U.S. House of Representatives Ways & Means and Energy & Commerce Committees, both of which have oversight over Medicare, repeal the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule’s flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). This advocacy was in response to a recent joint committee report recommending the repeal and reform of the SGR, the flawed formula used to calculate the annual update in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. Read more
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    CPT Codes Changes Examined at ASCP 2013 Chicago

    May 13, 2013
    The molecular pathology services profession has been in turmoil since January, waiting for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to calculate a national reimbursement limit for molecular pathology Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. The CPT codes play a vital role in ensuring pathologists are reimbursed for their medical laboratory services for Medicare and Medicaid patients and are among the hot topics in the current national dialogue about healthcare reform. Read more

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