Laboratory and Pathology Services: A Primer on CPT Coding, Test Valuation, and Reimbursement Policy

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Learning Objectives:   
a. Navigating the complexities of coding of laboratory, pathology, and other medical procedures: the different pathways, the requirements, and the process.
b. Understanding the valuation of and payment policies affecting lab/pathology procedures on the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) and Physician Fee Schedule (PFS)
c. Applying test codes and valuation to the histocompatibility laboratory.


Dr. Ronald McLawhon MD, PhD
Professor and Head, Division of  Laboratory and Genomic Medicine, Vice Chair Business Development, Department of Pathology, Director, UC San Diego Health Clinical Laboratories and The Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine, University of California San Diego.

Dr. Gerald Morris, MD, PhD
Associate Professor and Director of the Immunogenetics and Transplantation Laboratory, Department of Pathology, University of California San Diego.


Dr. Sandra Helman, PhD, D(ABHI)

This session will be facilitated by Dr. Sandra Helman, PhD, D(ABHI), Emeritus Professor, Georgia Medical College at Augusta University.