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Practice Management Fundamentals Workshop - Waitlist

This live training seminar is intended for new-in-practice pathologists, nonphysician practice leaders, and new or aspiring practice leaders.

Credit Type: CE, CME
Duration: 15 hours
MOC Category: Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, Systems-Based Practice

NOTE: This workshop is available exclusively to CAP members.

The Practice Management Fundamentals Workshop is a one-of-a-kind, two day, faculty-led workshop available exclusively to CAP members. This comprehensive workshop covers the fundamentals of practice management and is designed to provide aspiring leaders the strategies and tools necessary for successfully advancing their pathology practice.

This workshop provides new-in-practice pathologists and nonphysician practice leaders with the basic skills that are critical to leading and operating a practice and/or lab from a business perspective. The workshop will be led by seasoned pathologists, practice managers, and other experts.

Topics discussed during this workshop include: practice operations and payment, cost structures and budgets, capacity planning, billing function analysis and interventions, key productivity indicators, pathologists' role in value-based care, navigating human resource issues, and compliance and regulatory affairs. Day-to-day concepts are reinforced via activities such as small group discussions, role playing, problem solving activities and practice exercises.

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Non-MD participants must be a participant in the Practice Managers Forum.  Participants must be employed by a pathology/physician group in which at least one physician member of the practice is a CAP Fellow member. Please contact to confirm your eligibility before registering for the workshop.

Faculty Led Workshop

Timothy Craig Allen, MD, JD, FCAP Patrick A. Wilson, MD, FCAP
Diana M. Cardona, MD, FCAP Anthony Battistone, BS, CSPPM, CSSGB
Bruce A. Jones, MD, FCAP Jackie Glanton, MBA, CSPPM, CSAF
Moira P. Larsen, MD, MBA, FCAP  

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After participating in this live workshop you should be able to:

  1. Discuss how Relative Value Units (RVUs) impact payment, define RVU equations and understand the structure and function of RVUs.
  2. Explain the various methods of payment including coding, fee for service, TC/PC, global method, part-A and private payor.
  3. Describe the revenue cycle, payment mechanics, KPIs, overpayments, and other payment methods.
  4. Discuss key issues facing pathologists and their practices including HIPAA, STARK, false claims, compliance plan and risk management.
  5. Practice calculating, compiling, and resolving various revenue cycle issues (hands-on activity).
  6. Develop cost per test, understand cost reduction/savings and the process for instituting new tests in your lab.
  7. Recognize the value that you bring to the health system, how to create real time systems to collect data, how to compile and interpret the data, and how to produce an annual report.
  8. Practice compiling, developing, and analyzing financial data (hands-on activity).
  9. Improve negotiation skills for the pathologist and their practice and within their institution, establish best practices.
  10. Discuss different employment, contractual, and compensation models. Understand employment trends impacting pathology.
  11. Effectively and efficiently assess and manage your testing volume, management of increased workload while maintaining financially secure operation.
  12. Discuss the CMS' Quality Payment Program (QPP), understand the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and pathologists reporting systems.
  13. Explain the roles, challenges and responsibilities of being a laboratory medical director.
  14. Practice calculating and analyzing cost data, cost per test, and capacity planning (hands-on activity).
  15. Practice the budgeting process including types of budgets, use of metrics, historical analysis, and trending/forecasting.
  16. Explain the best practices for recruiting and retaining and managing pathologists.

CME/CE Information
Accreditation: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Category 1: The College of American Pathologists designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CE (Continuing Education for non-physicians): The CAP designates this educational activity for a maximum of 15 credit(s) of continuing education. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is approved for continuing education credit in the states of California and Florida.

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) accepts this activity to meet the continuing education requirements.

Cancellation Information
If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the CAP Learning Division as soon as possible or at least two weeks prior to the scheduled event by calling 800-323-4040 option 1 or via e-mail to

Refund requests should be submitted in writing via email to the CAP will refund the registration fee less a $50.00 processing fee.

The CAP reserves the right to cancel any program without prior notice for insufficient preregistration or for any other reason. The CAP is not responsible for airline or hotel cancellation penalties or any other losses incurred as a result of cancellation.

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