• ePolicy News February 2013

    February 04, 2013
    ASCP Urges Changes to Meaningful Use Rules
    On Jan. 14, 2013, ASCP wrote the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM, restating the Society’s concerns about the inability of pathologists to meet the Meaningful Use Requirements. ASCP’s letter, sent in response to a proposal outlining draft goals and measures for Stage 3 of the Electronic Health Records’ Meaningful Use Requirements, asserted that the program’s “‘one-size-fits-all’ approach … is neither appropriate nor realistic.” Read more
  • ePolicy News October 2012

    October 02, 2012
    CMS Provides Pathologists Temporary Relief from Meaningful Use Penalties
    The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will shield pathologists, at least temporarily, from the Meaningful Use program’s noncompliance penalties that go into effect in 2015. The relief was provided as part of the agency’s Meaningful Use Stage Two Final Rule, released in late August at ASCP’s urging. The rule also provides protection for radiologists and anesthesiologists. Read more
  • ePolicy News August 2012

    August 02, 2012
    ASCP AIDS Efforts Take to the International Stage
    Highlights Laboratory Initiatives during 2012 International AIDS Conference

    Art and Science: ASCP at the Center of the Laboratory Capacity Building in Resource-Limited Countries, an ASCP sponsored session focused on the laboratory in the fight against AIDS during the 2012 International Conference, in Washington, D.C. Moderated by Shannon Castle, ASCP Director of Global Outreach, the session profiled ASCP’s laboratory and laboratory workforce strengthening activities, such as training laboratory professional faculty, improving the curriculum for laboratory professionals, and enhancing laboratory procedures and facilities to receive accreditation. Read more