Tag: College of American Pathologists

CAP Webinar: Confocal Microscopy for Pigmented Lesions

| April 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Confocal Microscopy Webinar Join us April 25 from 11:00 AM–Noon (CDT)to learn more about using non-invasive imaging as a diagnostic tool for assessing pigmented skin lesions. Register Now Webinar: Confocal Microscopy for Pigmented Lesions Dermatopathologist Babar K. Rao, MD, FAAD, FCAP of the CAP’s In Vivo Microscopy Committee will discuss a systematic approach to the non-invasive diagnosis of […]

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Tom Price Confirmed as HHS Secretary

| February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Congressman Tom Price, MD (R-GA) was confirmed as the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) by the Senate on February 10, 2017. He was approved by a party-line vote of 52-47. Dr. Price will be the first physician to lead HHS since Dr. Louis W. Sullivan during the George H.W. Bush administration. Dr. Price, […]

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Register Now for CAP Webinar on HER2 Testing in Gastroesophageal Adenocarcinoma

| January 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

  In 2010, results of a phase 3 randomized controlled trial showed that targeted therapy directed against HER2 statistically significantly prolonged overall survival compared with chemotherapy alone in patients with HER2–positive advanced GEA. Because there are important differences in HER2 expression, scoring, and outcomes in GEA relative to breast carcinoma, the need for guideline recommendations […]

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$40 Pathology Report Reads and Understanding Your Pathology Report

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every once in awhile something hits my Facebook feed that makes me wonder how it got there and who means what by it. Beyond the family updates, births, deaths, marriages, divorces, Cubs and Blackhawk updates most recently, I saw one for “Find Out What All Those Numbers Mean – Pathology Reports”. The post (and the […]

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College of American Pathologists Notably Absent from Choosing Wisely

| November 22, 2015 | 2 Comments

I recalled sharing news a couple of years ago about ASCP and the ABIM Foundation partnering together for something called “Choosing Wisely” and thought I would check in to see what this site consisted of now. I think the addition of information for patients is somewhat new in addition to information for clinicians. According the […]

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Pathologists Cannot Talk to Patients? Fuggedaboutit – Addendum

| September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last October I wrote a post “Pathologists Cannot Talk to Patients? Fuggedaboutit” The Pathologist is now reporting some movement against this piece of legislation bad for patients and pathologists: Pathologists and hospitals urge New York State to revoke a bill that bans direct interaction of pathologists with patients The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, […]

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CAP: Medicare IHC Payment Policy is Inappropriate for Services Provided to Patients

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has sent a letter to Ms. Clara Marie Smith (CMS) on behalf of Mickey Doyle (MD) in response to the reimbursement cuts now in effect for immunohistochemistry (IHC), essentially claiming that they don’t know anything about IHC services in its version of Kindergarten Coloring – Rules 88342 and 88343 painting […]

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Did the CAP do enough for digital pathology and discussions with the FDA?

| November 16, 2011

In the wake of the FDA panel at Pathology Visions 2011 many questions have come to mind.  As a dues paying, card carrying member of the College of American Pathologists, I have benefited in many ways professionally being associated with the professional organization.  From the time I was a junior member I have served on […]

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How Can WSI (Whole Slide Imaging) Improve Your Pathology Practice?

| June 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

There is probably no other pathologist who is responsible for scanning more slides and using digital pathology to enhance both their laboratory operation as well that of hundreds of other laboratories other than Dr. Ken Bloom.  From ACIS to Virtual IHC and years of experience prior to whole slide with remote telepathology, Ken has seen […]

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