Cervix - Cytology
Cytopathology Competency / Milestone Assessment
14. System Based Practice Monitors

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Ricardo R. Lastra, M.D.
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The Practitioner Should:
Cite this page: Lastra R. System Based Practice Monitors. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixcytologycomppracticemonitors.html. Accessed August 23rd, 2019.
The Practitioner Should:
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Develop clear understanding of the government regulations for State, CLIA, CAP, JCAHO, HIPPA / patient data security requirements for practice management
  4. Demonstrate a clear understanding of basic billing requirements (ICD-9 & CPT codes) and reimbursement policies in compliance with Medicare and Medicaid
  5. Develop full knowledge of regional and national proficiency standards for cytopathologists and cytotechnologists interpreting gynecologic cytopathology specimens
  6. Develop an understanding of quality assurance and quality control issues relative to gynecological pathology
  7. 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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