The Practitioner Should:
- Develop an understanding of the organization and function of the different technical sections of the laboratory processing and diagnosing gynecologic cytology specimens, and to practice cost-effective laboratory utilization and resource allocation that does not compromise quality care
- Develop an understanding of how gynecological cytopathology services and other professional practices affect other health care professionals and organizations managing patients based on results of gynecologic cytopathology reports
- Develop clear understanding of the government regulations for State, CLIA, CAP, JCAHO, HIPPA/patient data security requirements for practice management
- Demonstrate a clear understanding of basic billing requirements (ICD-9 & CPT-codes) and reimbursement policies in compliance with Medicare and Medicaid
- Develop full knowledge of regional and national proficiency standards for cytopathologists and cytotechnologists interpreting gynecologic cytopathology specimens
- Develop an understanding of quality assurance and quality control issues relative to gynecological pathology
- This includes but not limited to:
- Maintenance of ASCUS to SIL ratio
- Histopathologic correlation of HSIL and malignant cases
- Five-year retrospective review of normal gynecologic specimens in patients with a new diagnosis of HSIL
- Using appropriate controls for each test performed; molecular, IHC, in-situ hybridization, etc.
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