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Pathology Today, November 11, 2015

You're invited to the FSP 42nd Annual Anatomic Pathology Conference!

Join the Florida Society of Pathologists at the 42nd Annual Anatomic Pathology Conference. Gain valuable education and networking opportunities at the 42nd Annual Anatomic Pathology Conference! Our sensational faculty members include: Bridgitte Ronnett, M.D., with the John Hopkins Hospital; Stuart Schnitt, M.D., with Harvard Medical School; Michael Torbenson, M.D., with the Mayo Clinic.

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Pathology Today, October 28, 2015

Mark your calendar for the FSP 42nd Annual Anatomic Pathology Conference!

Gain access to valuable educational and networking opportunities with impeccable speakers! Speakers include Brigitte M. Ronnett, M.D., The Johns Hopkins Hospital; Stuart J. Schnitt, M.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; and Michael S. Torbenson, M.D., Mayo Clinic. Registration and further details will be posted shortly. Visit www.flpath.org for more information!

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Pathology Today, October 14, 2015

Mark your calendar for the FSP 42nd Annual Anatomic Pathology Conference!

Gain access to valuable educational and networking opportunities with impeccable speakers! Speakers include Brigitte M. Ronnett, M.D., The Johns Hopkins Hospital; Stuart J. Schnitt, M.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; and Michael S. Torbenson, M.D., Mayo Clinic. Registration and further details will be posted shortly. Visit www.flpath.org for more information!

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Pathology Today, September 30, 2015

CMS switches up Medicare clinical lab test payments with proposed rule
Healthcare Dive

Under the proposed rule, certain laboratories would be required to report private payor rates and volume data if they receive at least $50,000 in Medicare revenues from laboratory services and more than 50 percent of their Medicare revenues from laboratory and physician services.

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Pathology Today, September 16, 2015

As ICD-10 deadline approaches, clinical pathology labs wonder if providers, payers will make a smooth transition
Dark Daily
Oct. 1 will be a delicate time for clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups, since labs must rely on physicians to provide accurate ICD codes that labs must submit on test claims in order to be reimbursed by payers. The much-delayed shift from ICD-9 to ICD-10 diagnosis codes will take place on Thursday, Oct. 1. When clocks strike midnight, years of debate over whether the conversion will create a financial hardship on physicians — and in turn disrupt payments to clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups — will begin to be answered.

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Pathology Today, September 2, 2015

Clinical labs likely to face challenges under ICD-10
ICD10monitor
When ICD-10 implementation becomes a reality on Oct. 1, 2015, clinical laboratories will continue to experience challenges related to the submission of test requisitions, no matter how prepared they are internally. Administrative problems that exist under ICD-9 will not go away; in fact, they could worsen under ICD-10 if the ordering providers are not ready for the change.

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Pathology Today, August 19, 2015

United Beacon Laboratory Management program

The Florida Society of Pathologists held a conference call in August, 2015 with members of the Texas Society of Pathologists and the CAP to discuss the current issues, questions and known impact to date for the new United Beacon Laboratory Management Program that includes antaomic pathology. Immediate Past President Brett Cantrell, M.D. summarized the Florida experience to date. The pilot program began in Florida on April 1, 2015. Clinicians are required to submit pre-notification for clinical laboratory tests and anatomic pathology specimens.

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Pathology Today, August 5, 2015


2015 Summer Anatomic Pathology Conference:
Another hit socially and educationally

The 2015 FSP Annual Summer Anatomic Pathology Conference was a rousing success! If you were in attendance, we're pleased that you were able to support your Society and hear tremendous educational lectures. If you could not attend this year, you will want to mark your calendar for our next meeting – Feb. 12-14, 2016 – to be held at the Disney Contemporary Resort, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Florida!

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Pathology Today, August 5, 2015

Clinical pathology labs take note: Death march for fee-for-service payment model continues as support for change gathers steam
Dark Daily
Today there is wide recognition in healthcare that the days of fee-for-service medicine are numbered. But what is less certain is how fast government and private payers will introduce other reimbursement models, such as bundled payments and budgeted payments. Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups likely will be the most impacted by this payment shift since their economics are driven by high volumes and FFS payment.

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Pathology Today, July 22, 2015

Read Florida Society of Pathologists comment to First Coast Service Options on the draft Local Coverage Determination: Special Histochemical Stains and Immunohistochemical Stains (DL36324)

Dear Dr. Corcoran and Dr. Polsky,

The Florida Society of Pathologists (FSP), representing more than 350 pathologists in the state of Florida, appreciates this opportunity to comment on the draft Local Coverage Determination: Special Histochemical Stains and Immunohistochemical Stains (DL36324).

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