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AMP 2013 Annual Meeting
November 14-16, 2013
Phoenix Convention Center
Corporate Workshop Day
November 13, 2013
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The purpose of the Economic Affairs Committee (EAC) is to address, advise, and educate the AMP Council, membership, payers, legislators, and the public on economic issues of importance to the field of molecular pathology, to prepare documents of importance to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and to develop and advocate for sound economic polices that promote the provision of high quality molecular pathology services. The Committee's scope encompasses short and long-term issues associated with utilization of and coverage for billing codes used in molecular pathology, to the potential economic impact of public policy decisions on molecular pathology practice. The Committee will interact with the American Medical Association and other interested organizations in order to achieve our common goals.
AMP Releases Proposal Addressing CPT Coding for GSAs - Your Input is Requested!
March 2013: The AMP Economic Affairs Committee report to AMA documents the challenges, related technology, and proposed coding scheme for GSAs. Input from AMP members is requested no later than April 15, 1013. More Information...
2013 Molecular Pathology CPT Code Gapfill Process Notice: Several regional Medicare Adminstrative Contractors (MACs) Several MACs have released their preliminary fee schedules for molecular tests. These fee schedules are still subject to modification, but it is important that every molecular pathology laboratory provide its regional MAC with data that can be used to set appropriate reimbursement values. AMP members should endeavor to bring this important issue to the attention of their department chairs and the billing officers of their institutions. Some Medicare contractors have set response deadline as early as March 31, so there is no time to delay.
December 28, 2012: AMP comments to CMS regarding the 2013 PFS Final Rule.
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July 23, 2012: AMP Provides Comments to CMS
Clinical Lab Fee Schedule.
March 10, 2011: AMA CPT Panel released the outline of a new coding system for molecular pathology assays in genetics, oncology and histocompatibility. The system is based on the EAC White Paper: Proposal for CPT Coding Reform for Molecular Diagnostics.