Salivary glands
Cytopathology competency / milestone assessment
10. System based practice monitors for the salivary gland cytopathology curriculum

Authors: Michelle R. Pramick, M.D., Zubair W. Baloch, M.D., Ph.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 12 March 2018, last major update December 2013

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Practitioner should
Cite this page: Pramick, M.R., Baloch, Z.W. Cytopathology competency - 10. system based practice monitors. website. Accessed November 17th, 2018.
Practitioner should
  1. Achieve an understanding of the organization and function of the various technical sections of the laboratory processing and diagnosing salivary gland cytology specimens
  2. Practice cost effective laboratory utilization and resource allocation that does not compromise quality care
  3. Develop an awareness of how cytopathology services and other professional practices affect other health care professionals and organizations managing patients based on results of salivary gland cytopathology reports
  4. Develop clear understanding of the government regulations for State, CLIA, CAP, JCAHO, HIPAA / patient data security requirements for practice management
  5. Demonstrate an awareness of basic billing requirements (ICD-9 and CPT codes) and reimbursement policies in compliance with Medicare and Medicaid
  6. Develop an understanding of quality assurance and quality control issues associated with salivary gland pathology; this includes but not limited to:
    • Using appropriate controls for each test performed; molecular, IHC, in situ hybridization, etc.
    • Histopathologic correlation of atypical and malignant cases