Support and Solutions for Your Lab

ASCP is here to support your laboratory staff as they strive to stay on the leading edge of their profession. We provide the quality improvement education and assessment solutions they need to remain current in their field and meet your institutional, licensure, and CMP/MOC/CAP LAP requirements. Whether your staff prefers a learning style that is visual, auditory, hands-on, or a combination, ASCP offers educational tools and resources that mimic day-to-day practices and make learning convenient.

About Access ASCP
Quality Improvement Education
Resources to Manage Your Staff Learning

What Is Access ASCP?

Access ASCP is a user portal designed to manage the administration of products purchased for your staff. Institutional products that your designated site administrator can manage include:

  • CheckPath
  • GYN Proficiency Testing and Lab Comparison
  • GYN & NonGYN Assessment
  • ASCP Case Reports

Site Administration

A site administrator has appropriate ASCP login permissions to actively purchase and manage institutional products within the ASCP website. These permissions allow a site administrator to perform the following functions:

  • Place New Orders
  • Manage Orders
  • Assign Permissions
  • View Employee CE Credits

Program Administration

A program administrator is someone with appropriate ASCP login permissions to actively manage assessment and proficiency testing programs within the ASCP website. These credentials allow a program administrator to perform the following functions:

  • Receipt & Shipment Management
  • Laboratory Comparison Reports
  • PT Proctor Exam
 

Access ASCP Pre-Requisites for Customers

Before starting administrative work in Access ASCP, the site administrator needs to have the appropriate permissions and be set up in the ASCP database.

  • The new site administrator must have an “individual” ASCP account type.
  • You must provide a list of every institution the new site administrator will manage.
  • You must provide a complete list of all employees associated with each institutional product.

Features and Functionality

Managing administrative tasks in Access ASCP is simple and intuitive. Assigning permissions for other administrators, adding participants to products, and generating employee CE credit reports are easily managed through the online portal.

Administrative Tasks

Assign various permissions to other individuals within a particular institution. Once assigned, the designated individual has privileges based on the following assignment for that institution.

Institutional Site Administrator Permissions

An Institutional Site Administrator has access to:

  • Place New Orders
  • Manage Orders
  • Assign Permissions
  • View Employee CE Reports

Webcast Seminar Manager Permissions

A Webcast Seminar Manager has permission to:

  • Place New Orders (Webcasts Only)
  • Assign Participants to Orders

Steps for Managing Site Administration Tasks

  1. Login to ASCP
  2. Select the correct institution from the “My Institutions” dropdown menu in the
  3. Access ASCP Dashboard Card
  4. Choose the appropriate site administration task:
    1. Place New Orders
    2. Manage Orders
    3. Assign Permissions
    4. View Employee CE Reports

Place a New Institutional Order

  • On the Place Orders page, select a specific product
  • Add it to the shopping cart, and proceed to the payment screen to complete the order 
  • Click “Checkout” on the cart screen to make a purchase

Manage Orders

In addition to viewing order details, site administrators can assign or remove available participants to utilize an educational product.

View Employee CE Reports

On the CE Reports page, generate a report that displays Credits Earned by Individuals or a graph that shows an Employee Progress Summary. 

Login into Access ASCP

Team Based Products

CheckPath

CheckPath is a combination glass-slide/virtual-slide and/or digital image-based assessment program designed to keep you current in your field and meet your institutional, licensure, and CMP requirements.

Features

  • Five to seven cases with clinical histories are sent each quarter
  • Participants receive peer-reviewed interpretations for each case
  • Earn 20-28 CME, CMLE, or SAMs CME credit annually
  • Meets both Part II and Part IV MOC requirements
  • Meets CAP laboratory accreditation requirements
  • Pathology residents can participate for free
  • Receive immediate feedback

Specialty Areas

  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology 
  • Hematopathology

Three Options to Receive CheckPath

  • Traditional CheckPath (hardcopy cases and glass slides where appropriate)
  • Virtual Materials with Glass Slides (online cases with glass slides)
  • All Virtual Materials (online cases and virtual slides)

Try CheckPath for Free

To promote continued learning and growth for pathologists participating in the live or virtual educational session, ASCP has developed a set of CheckPath exercises relating to:

  • Castleman Disease (CD)
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma 
Access these educational activities through the online store and earn CME or Self-Assessment Module (SAMs CME) credits for some modules.

Try Castleman Disease Module

Try Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Module

Try Myelodysplastic Syndromes Module

Try Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma Module

Pricing

Program Prices

  • Traditional CheckPath: $799
  • Virtual Materials with Glass Slides: $699
  • All Virtual Materials: $599

Plus a Per Person Participant Fee

  • $90 per person fee

The total price for this product includes the price of the base package fee plus the per person Participant Fee.

Example: CheckPath at $799 plus a Participant Fee for 7 people at $90 each equals a price of $1,429.

Download the 2018 CheckPath Order Form

Available in Virtual Material Format Only:
Download the 2017 CheckPath Order Form
Download the 2016 CheckPath Order Form

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CME, CMLE and MOC Information

  • The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. 
  • The ASCP designates this enduring material activity for a maximum 28 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • This activity meets requirements for MOC Part II (Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment) and Part IV (Improvement in Medical Practice) requirements.

GYN Assessment

Assess and enhance your team's interpretive skills in gynecologic cytopathology testing and fulfill your CAP LAP accreditation and MOC requirements for interlaboratory comparison.

GYN Assessment Program Features

  • Receive a total of 15 cases per year
  • A simplified coding system with a choice of five diagnostic categories and fewer specific interpretations
  • Detailed educational materials and individual comparative results reports provided for each case
  • Statistical performance reports for all participants on your laboratory team, as well as the laboratory as a whole

Program Benefits

  • High-quality glass slide cases to mimic your day-to-day practice
  • Up to 15 CME/CMLE credits for reviewing a total of 15 glass slide cases
  • Immediate access to target answers
  • Immediate online access to educational case studies
  • Laboratory and participant peer-comparison statistics provided immediately

Pricing

Program Price

  • GYN Assessment: $699

Per Person Participant Fee 

  • $90 per person

The total price for this product includes the price of the base package plus the per person Participant Fee.
Example: GYN Assessment at $699 plus a Participant Fee for 7 people at $90 each equals a price of $1,329.

Download the 2018 Cytology Assessment Order Form

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CME, CMLE and MOC Information

  • The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. 
  • The ASCP designates this enduring material activity for 15 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • The ASCP designates this activity for a maximum of the indicated number of CMLE credits. This activity meets CMP and state licensure requirements for laboratory personnel.
  • This activity meets requirements for MOC Part IV  (Improvement in Medical Practice).

ASCP NonGYN Assessment

Assess and enhance your team's interpretive skills in non-gynecologic cytopathology testing and fulfill your CAP LAP accreditation and MOC requirements for interlaboratory comparison.

NonGYN Assessment Program Features

  • Receive a total of 20 cases per year
  • A simplified diagnostic coding with a choice of five categories and fewer specific interpretations
  • Detailed educational materials and individual comparative results reports are provided for each case
  • Statistical performance reports for all individuals on your laboratory team, as well as the laboratory as a whole

Program Benefits

  • High-quality glass slide cases mimic your day-to-day practice
  • Up to 20 CME/CMLE credits for reviewing a total of 20 glass slide cases
  • Immediate online access to educational case studies
  • Immediate access to target answers
  • Laboratory and participant peer-comparison statistics provided  immediately

ASCP NonGYN Digital Image Program

Created using the same features as the Assessment Program, participants receive all of the benefits outlined above, plus:

  • High-resolution digital images on paper and CD formats for all 20 cases
  • Online access to educational case studies
  • Immediate access to target answers
  • Laboratory and participant peer-comparison statistics
  • A high-quality printed copy of Educational Case Studies

Pricing

Program Prices

  • NonGYN Assessment: $775
  • NonGYN Digital: $725 

Per Person Participant Fee

  • $90 per person

The total price for this product includes the price of the base package plus the per person Participant Fee.

Example: NonGYN Assessment at $775 plus a Participant Fee for 7 people at $90 each equals a price of $1,405.

Download the 2018 NonGYN Assessment Order Form

Existing Customer Order Here


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CME, CMLE and MOC Information

  • The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. 
  • The ASCP designates this enduring material activity for 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • The ASCP designates this activity for 20 CMLE credits. This activity meets CMP and state licensure requirements for laboratory personnel.
  • This activity meets requirements for MOC Part IV (Improvement in Medical Practice).

GYN Proficiency Testing and Lab Comparison

The CMS-approved gynecologic cytology proficiency testing program is designed according to federal CLIA regulations to test basic locator and diagnostic skills for gynecologic cytology specimens. It leverages the experience gained from over 40,000 individual tests, as well as the collective knowledge of ASCP cytopathology experts.

GYN PT Program Features

  • Choice of test date and Prep type to be tested on
  • Refereeing exceeds CLIA requirements, consisting of three physicians and two senior-level cytotechnologists 
  • Results are returned within 7 business days from the date the testing materials are received by ASCP
  • All testing events with scores less than 90% are automatically appealed before results are returned

Lab Comparison Features

For educational purposes, add the Lab Comparison option to get an additional shipment of 12 high-quality glass slides, with comparative results and statistics.

  • Up to 6 CME/CMLE credits for reviewing a total of 12 glass slide cases.
  • Your choice of GYN conventional, liquid based preparations or a combination.
  • One shipment of 12 high-quality glass slide cases.
  • Ten days provided for review of materials.
  • Target answers sent by email within 24 hours of response receipt.
  • Laboratory and participant peer-comparison statistics provided after event.

Annual CLIA Certification for Locum Tenens Workers

  • Per the Centers of Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS), all laboratories that have “cytology (GYN)” listed on their CLIA license are required to enroll each of their laboratory or hospital sites performing gynecologic cytology into an approved GYN cytology proficiency test program.  
  • The laboratories must ensure that each cytotechnologist and pathologist examining or interpreting gynecologic cytology preparations is enrolled and tested according to the regulatory protocol within the specified timeframes by a CMS-approved Cytology PT program each calendar year. 
  • Those individuals not currently employed or working as locum tenens can test directly with ASCP to fulfill this annual mandate.

Scheduling an Examine

  • Choose the date of your ASCP GYN PT exam and your slide test for your Lab Comparison shipment. 
  • Please provide two dates since testing is provided on a first come first serve basis. 

Concerning Proctors

  • Exams can be administered by your designated proctor or overseen by an ASCP proctor for an additional fee.
  • Once your order form is submitted, ASCP will follow up to confirm your proctor preference.
  • Please make certain your designated proctor has reviewed these guidelines at least 30 days before the examine date.

Download the 2017 Proctor’s Instructions

Pricing

Program Prices 

  • GYN Proficiency Testing: $995
  • GYN Proficiency Testing and Lab Comparison: $1,350
Plus a Per Person Participant Fee 
  • $90 per person

Recording Fee for Each Locum Tenens CLIA GYN Certificate

  • $500 per additional certificate

Proctor Fee

  • Please enquire

The total price for this product includes the price of the test package plus the per person Participant Fee.

Example: Proficiency Testing at $995 plus a Participant Fee for 7 people at $90 each equals a price of $1,625.

Download the 2017 GYN PT Enrollment Booklet

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CME, CMLE and MOC Information

  • CME/CMLE is available only for the Lab Comparison portion of the GYN PT program.
  • The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. 
  • The ASCP designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of the of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • The ASCP designates this activity for a maximum of the indicated number of CMLE credits. This activity meets CMP and state licensure requirements for laboratory personnel.
  • This activity meets requirements for MOC Part IV (Improvement in Medical Practice) Requirements.