The National Pathology Quality Registry (NPQR) is a national quality and benchmarking program led by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). This powerful Registry captures data that measure adherence to clinical practice guideline recommendations, quality and performance standards, and appropriate use criteria (AUC) for laboratories.

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Monitoring
Appropriate Utilization of
Laboratory Testing

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Improving
Pre-Analytical Processes

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Establishing
Best Practices Through National
and Peer Group Comparisons

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Optimizing
Turnaround Time and Critical
Value Reporting

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Assessing
Analytical and
Diagnostic Accuracy

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Participating
in Pay-for-Performance Programs
to Meet CMS requirements

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Quick Program Facts:

  • NPQR was developed as a tool for pathologists and laboratory professionals to promote best practices within laboratory medicine. This tool will also benefit our clinical colleagues and ultimately improve patient care.
  • Designed with laboratory information system providers, the Registry supports integration with multiple LIS, and includes quality and performance measures spanning the categories outlined above.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Interested in NPQR?

Contact for More Information:

Ali Brown, MD, FASCP
Medical Director,
National Pathology Quality Registry, ASCP
Email: NPQR@ascp.org

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