A Cornucopia of Cytology: Analyzing Morphology, Coding and Billing
Michele Smith, MS, SCT(ASCP)
A day in the life of a cytologist is often a mix of moving quickly between procedures and the microscope. As patient specimens wind through pre-analytic, analytic, and post-analytic testing phases, it is the documentation along the way that ensures proper and accurate follow-up, treatment, and payment for services rendered. This webinar walks through a variety of cases to see if our work is paid or denied. We will focus on our morphologic and ancillary testing skills, and how our testing phases fit within the revenue cycle. Additionally, coding changes for 2020 and 2021 will be discussed.
This educational activity is designed for pathologists, cytopathologists, cytotechnologists, students and other members of the cytopathology community.
- Show how documentation through the pre-analytic, analytic, and post analytic phases of testing are required for correct billing practice.
- Identify morphologic criteria in case evaluation.
- Demonstrate how ancillary testing aids in making a definitive diagnosis in the cytology laboratory.
Michele Smith, MS, SCT(ASCP)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The presenter has a conflict of interest or financial relationships to disclose.
Hologic Digital Cytology Advisory Board, November 2019
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Statement
The American Society of Cytopathology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Society of Cytopathology designates this enduring educational activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Board of Pathology Maintenance of Certification (CC)
This product can help fulfill the CME requirements and Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) mandated by the American Board of Pathology Continuing Certification (CC) process. Earn up to 2.0 SAM Credit Hours.
Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (CMLE)
The ASC designates this activity for a maximum of 2.0 Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (CMLE) credit hours for non-physicians. The CMLE credit hours meet the continuing education requirements for the ASCP Board of Registry Certification Maintenance Program. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Cytotechnologists with Licenses in Florida and California
This program is approved for 2 continuing education credits in the State of Florida and 1 in the State of California. The credit on each link is good for three years from the live presentation date.
- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 California Credits
- 2.00 CMLE
- 2.00 Florida Credits
- 2.00 MOC II
- 2.00 Participant