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2 The American Pathology Foundation APF
The Management Association for Pathology Karen S. Thompson, MD John A. Burns School of Medicine University of Hawaii President, AFP John Baci, MBA Boston Children’s Hospital Harvard University President and Director, PathConsulting

3 What is the APF? Established in 1959, APF is a non-profit professional society devoted to the business and management of pathology Focuses on providing quality education and practice management resources for its members We seek and welcome membership from both pathologists and pathology professionals Why APF?

4 What does APF offer? Pathology and practice management specific education for all levels A forum for members to learn about current issues that affect the practice of pathology, both regionally and nationally Timely e-news updates and alerts: CPT, ICD, and other coding changes Urgent legislative issues affecting the practice of pathology A peer network that provides solutions and answers to pathology practice questions Services, resources and support that help to create an advantage in the business of pathology

5 APF Educational Offerings
Annual Conference Preconference seminars In-depth seminars addressing pathology business and practice management topics Distance learning Audio and web-based seminars featuring timely topics Presented throughout the year Specialty seminars Pathology Practice Management Boot Camp Continuing education for pathologists and practice managers Directly accredited provider with ACCME providing Category 1 CME credits

6 APF Spring Conference, 2013 Dr. Hoven, AMA President, Keynote speaker for 2013

7 APF Practice Management Boot Camp
Boston Children’s Hospital 2013; Conference Director, John Baci, MBA

8 APF Publications APF Pathology Service Coding Handbook
Will discuss in more detail to follow APF Legal Handbook APF Payor Disputes Legal Handbook. This publication highlights the most frequently encountered payor disputes and problems and provides practical resolutions to help avoid litigation Surveys Statistical data gathered from APF Members and published as a benchmarking resource Manuals Practical guides for managing your pathology practice include: Financial Management Through Cost Accounting and the APF Public Relations Handbook.

9 APF Networking Conference events Co-sponsored meetings and events
On-line membership directory and regions APF member message boards

10 APF Plenary Session at ASCP Meeting, Tampa
Plenary session: evolving pressures on laboratories in 2014 and beyond. Mike Talbert – Chair and PD at U. of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Chief of Pathology Services. JPW – prominent health care attorney

11 Why would APF be of interest to members of APC?
To fill the need for management education for residents We at APF are dedicated to providing a resource for lab management education to residents and fellows

12 APF and Resident Management Education
We are content providers for the management questions on the RISE exam Discounted membership and conference registration rates for resident/fellow members Management topic poster opportunities Opportunities to serve as members on APF committees Eiler’s Scholarship

13 Eiler’s Scholarship The APF’s Russell J. Eilers Resident Scholarship
Provides a yearly scholarship/stipend for resident attendance at our APF Annual Conference Awarded to member residents who have a specific interest in the business and management of pathology Application Interested residents submit a letter of application and CV Letter of recommendation from Department Chair or Program Director Awardees are encouraged to further develop their business and management interests APF committee membership

14 APF Lifetime Achievement Award James J. Navin, MD of Honolulu

15 APF Academic Institution Membership
Available to all ACGME accredited pathology training programs Membership inclusive of: Department Chair Program Chair Program Administrator All interested full-time faculty members, residents, fellows

16 APF Academic Institution Membership
Two key contacts designated Each will be a voting member of the Foundation Each member will be listed individually within the APF Member Database Will have all of the individual member benefits provided by APF

17 APF Academic Institution Membership
Pathology Residency Programs who are currently Academic Institution members: University of Alabama at Birmingham Thomas Jefferson University Baystate Medical Center Boston Children’s Hospital University of Arkansas Medical Sciences University of Vermont College of Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital University of Utah University of Hawaii Loma Linda University

18 Lab Management University
Developed in collaboration with PRODS group, APP, and ASCP Created to fulfill management educational needs as expressed by the PRODS membership We continue to value the input of APC/PRODS in future development of LMU Initial work has been done to map the Lab Management University’s curriculum to the ACGME Lab Management Milestones to provide additional tools and resources for Pathology Residency Program Directors We are very excited about LMU

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20 Lab Management University
25 modules Leadership Personnel Management Operations Financial Management Informatics Compliance

21 total number of LMU Participants
Our Lab Management University 800 3324 total number of LMU Participants total number of sample pack buyers [Lab Professionals] Over 300 Graduates! 34 number of available LMU modules 839 1685 total number of institutional participants [under the RISEPlus program] 30% of ASCP programs total number of individual purchases [ 1266 Lab Professionals, 419 Pathologists]

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23 Example of LMU Course ASCP LMU website
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24 LMU Graduation 2014 Took place earlier this month at ASCP Meeting in Tampa Certificate of Completion in Laboratory Management To date: 318 LMU graduates 3324 enrolled in program Includes 859 institutional enrollments (30% of ASCP residency programs) through RISEPlus

25 LMU Graduation 2014 William Finn

26 APF Pathology Coding Handbook

27 PathConsulting

28 PathConsulting

29 PathConsulting and APF at ASCP

30 PathConsulting at APC Meeting

31 APF Contact Information Website: https://www.apfconnect.org Phone: (877)


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