- Develop an understanding of the organization and function of the different technical sections of the laboratory processing and diagnosing thyroid cytology specimens, and to practice cost-effective laboratory utilization and resource allocation that does not compromise quality care.
- 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 re-imbursement policies in compliance with Medicare and Medicaid.
- Develop an understanding of quality assurance and quality control issues relative to thyroid pathology. This includes but not limited to:
- Histopathologic correlation of atypical and malignant cases
- Using validation protocols and appropriate controls for each test performed; molecular, IHC, in-situ hybridization, etc.
End of Thyroid > ASCP Competency Assessment > System based practice monitors
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