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2018 Regulatory Update: Hospital Laboratory Outreach Programs [0]
Course sponsor: CodeMap
The 2018 Regulatory Update will address the legal and regulatory implications of the following: 14 Day Rule and Outpatient Bundling: CMS recently revised the 14 day rule creating significant confusion amongst hospitals and laboratories performing molecular pathology tests and procedures. We will explain this often confusing rule and help your facility understand exactly which entity may bill for tests and procedures performed for hospital outpatients. We will also review the outpatient bundling rules concerning laboratory tests and the technical component of pathology services. These rules demand that hospital labs carefully consider how they form relationships, including client-billing arrangements, with other hospitals, reference laboratories, and referring practitioners. HIPAA Update: The federal government continues to investigate alleged violations of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. Even though most hospitals have implemented HIPAA compliance programs, all providers must pay attention to HIPAA and its strenuous requirements. We will discuss developing compliance issues concerning inadvertent disclosures, breaches of protected health information, and recent enforcement actions. Medical Necessity Screening: All laboratories should screen test orders and claims for medical necessity compliance. We will discuss good practices and associated risk areas. We will also review how the Medicare program develops coverage policies, such as NCDs and LCDS, and how CMS and federal contractors continuously update these policies. Disclosure Programs and Investigations: A robust and functioning disclosure program is a crucial component of any effective compliance program. Hospital laboratories must create effective policies and procedures that go beyond the operation of a compliance hotline or website. We will review applicable OIG compliance guidance concerning disclosure programs and requirements included in recent settlements and corporate integrity agreements.   Contact hours - 1.25
June 27, 2018; 02:00 PM, UTC -04:00
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Automating Anatomic Pathology [0]
Course sponsor: American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)
Traditional laboratory workflows are typically highly manual processes that can result in multiple redundancies and a slowdown in productivity. By automating several workflow processes, laboratories can increase productivity and improve efficiencies. J. Mark Tuthill, MD will present his experience with workflow automation at Henry Ford Health System that has allowed his team to streamline workflow processes in anatomic pathology. Topics include automation of billing, histopathology orders, interfaces to staining devices as well as whole slide imaging. What you will learn: How to identify areas of anatomic pathology that might be automated How to enumerate some of the prerequisites for anatomic pathology automation and LIS interfaces Examples of evolving automation, their impact, and associated AP-LIS Requirements   Contact hours - 1.00
July 11, 2018; 01:00 PM, UTC -04:00
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Breast Cancer Pathology Reports & Contrast Ultrasound [0]
Course sponsor: Advanced Health Education Center, Ltd.
At the conclusion of the course the participant should be able to: 1. Discuss appropriate information discussed with patient 2. Understand the job of a breast pathologist 3. Understand how to report information from the patient 4. Identify the differences between radical scars and malignancy 5. Name the categories of calcifications 6. List steps of breast cancer staging 7. Understand the basics of contrast ultrasound.   Contact hours - 1.00
July 02, 2018; 12:00 PM, UTC -05:00
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Breast Cancer Pathology Reports & Contrast Ultrasound [0]
Course sponsor: Advanced Health Education Center, Ltd.
At the conclusion of the course the participant should be able to: 1. Discuss appropriate information discussed with patient 2. Understand the job of a breast pathologist 3. Understand how to report information from the patient 4. Identify the differences between radical scars and malignancy 5. Name the categories of calcifications 6. List steps of breast cancer staging 7. Understand the basics of contrast ultrasound Course Topics: Mammography Pathology Reports Information Discussed with the Patien A Breast Pathologist’s Job Report Information Hormone Status for the Breast Guess the Lesion Game Solid Lesions Radical Scar vs. Malignancy Categories of Calcifications Contrast Breast Ultrasound Breast Cancer Staging Basics and Principles of Contrast Ultrasound Efficacy of Real Time Contrast Ultrasound   Contact hours - 2.50
December 02, 2018; 10:00 AM, UTC -06:00
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Cervical Malignancies and Potential Pap Pitfalls [Cme, Sam, Cmle]
Course sponsor: American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)
Due to successful cervical screening programs, malignant Pap tests are decreasing in number in most laboratories. This leads to fewer opportunities for cytotechnologists and cytopathologists to view cervical malignancies on Pap tests and develop familiarity with cytomorphologic features of malignancy. As the recommended interval between Pap tests increases, prompt recognition of these features will become even more essential in providing quality patient care. This webinar reviews our experience with numerous Paps from confirmed cervical malignancies (squamous and glandular) with pertinent clinical, HPV, and histopathologic data. Key tips and challenging cases will also be discussed.   Contact hours - 1.00
August 28, 2018; 03:00 PM, UTC -04:00
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Challenges of Hospital-Based Pathology Compensation Arrangements [0]
Course sponsor: American Bar Associations
This presentation will provide an overview of pathology in the hospital setting from operational, reimbursement, and terminology perspectives. Pathology and related compensation arrangements differ from other healthcare specialties resulting in challenges even for healthcare-focused attorneys. Furthermore, new pathology arrangement structures are beginning to form in the marketplace, which also must be considered from a legal and value-based standpoint. Faculty will address certain pathology-specific topics including (i) the need to pay for Part A type services and how such services should be valued when compensated; (ii) payment for the technical component of anatomic pathology; and (iii) risk-based/incentive-based compensation arrangements.   Contact hours - 1.50
June 28, 2018; 12:00 PM, UTC -04:00
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Countdown to 2019 - Essential CPT & Medicare Updates [0]
Course sponsor: American Pathology Foundation (APF)
Learning Objectives: * Apply 2019 CPT changes to current pathology and laboratory procedures   Contact hours - 1.00
December 06, 2018; 12:00 PM, UTC -08:00
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Cryostaining Muscle Tissue for Enzymes [0]
Course sponsor: National Society for Histotechnology (NSH)
This webinar will discuss the process of collection, preparation, cryosectioning and staining muscle tissue for enzymes. It will discuss the background of why fresh muscle is required, and will also touch on pathological indicators give the histologist a more in depth understanding.   Contact hours - 1.00
September 19, 2018; 12:00 PM, UTC -04:00
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Digital Pathology Implementation Strategies and Playscripts [0]
Course sponsor: Digital Pathology Association (DPA)
As the adoption curve of digital pathology increases, it is critical for organizations to formalize the benefits and possible use cases for digital pathology within their institution. This talk will discuss different implementation strategies that an organization may use when implementing a digital pathology solution. This talk will discuss playscripts and how an organization might use playscripts in order to find the best vendor solution for their organizational needs. After this talk, the users should be able to: Describe the benefits and possible use cases for digital pathology Describe the different implementation strategies that may be helpful when deploying a digital pathology solution Describe what a playscript is and how it can influence both a vendor selection and digital pathology solution deployment   Contact hours - 1.00
July 10, 2018; 01:00 PM, UTC -04:00
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Discrepancies and Errors in Cytology Cases with Emphasis on Recognizing the Sources of Errors [Cme, Sam, Cmle]
Course sponsor: American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)
This webinar with provide a practical review of a few litigation or mis- diagnosed cytology cases that were identified after correlation with the surgical outcomes. Using case-based presentation; this webinar will present challenging gynecological and non-gynecologic cases. The goal of this webinar will be to increase the skills of cytopatholgists and surgical pathologists to recognize potential diagnostic pitfalls in diagnosis. Erroneous diagnosis can cause delay in diagnosis or sometimes overtreatment and unnecessary surgeries. Our goal is to learn from these mistakes and improve our abilities to prevent future ones. Solutions for handling similar cases with the listing of differential diagnosis, clear cytopathology reporting and finally assessment of surgical outcomes will be provided.   Contact hours - 1.00
December 11, 2018; 03:00 PM, UTC -05:00
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Interpretation of FNA Material of Lymph Nodes Involved by Lymphoproliferative Disorders [Cme, Sam, Cmle]
Course sponsor: American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)
Selected common and challenging lymphoproliferative disorders involving lymph nodes and encountered in a current cytopathology practice, will be reviewed in this session. Common pitfalls in the diagnostic assessment of these neoplasms will be reviewed integrating clinical presentation, imaging findings, and ancillary testing. The role of the cytopathologist and cytotechnologist in the multidisciplinary team will also be highlighted.   Contact hours - 1.00
October 23, 2018; 03:00 PM, UTC -04:00
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Molecular Diagnostics in Cytopathology: Opportunities, Limitations and Pitfalls [Cme, Sam, Cmle]
Course sponsor: American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)
Molecular diagnostics is increasingly being utilized to help guide targeted therapy in solid organ tumors. Cytopathologists are at the forefront of triaging specimens during rapid on-site evaluation and selecting specimens for ancillary testing. Therefore, it is imperative that practicing cytopathologists stay abreast of up-to-date diagnostic and prognostic ancillary tests utilizing limited cytologic material. This presentation will focus on cytologic substrates for ancillary studies, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each, to help the participants triage and devise optimal strategies for ancillary testing in their own practices.   Contact hours - 1.00
September 25, 2018; 03:00 PM, UTC -04:00
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Non-Small Cell Carcinoma Biomarker Testing: The Cytopathologist’s Viewpoint [0]
Course sponsor: American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)
Many decisions about treatment in lung cancer are made on the basis of specific molecular and protein expression. This webinar is designed to give practicing cytopathologists a general introduction to the targeted therapy testing required for non-small cell lung carcinomas as well as a strategy to maximize limited specimens for several rounds of testing. In this course we will review the pre-analytical factors in specimen collection, from EBUS to biopsy to resection, and consider how specimen collection can affect testing. Finally, we will discuss several case examples alongside the targeted therapy testing followup and consider how to integrate targeted therapy testing into the cytopathologist’s immediate assessment workflow.   Contact hours - 1.00
November 27, 2018; 03:00 PM, UTC -05:00
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