July Cyto-econference 2015
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Common and Challenging Pap Tests with Histopathologic Correlation and Management

July 28, 2015

Christine N. Booth, MD
Associate Professor

Fadi W. Abdul-Karim, MD
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio

This webinar will use case studies of common, yet challenging interpretations in gynecologic cytopathology to illustrate key cytomorphologic features of various disease processes. The cases will focus on Pap tests with follow-up histopathologic correlation when available. Knowledge of the Bethesda System for reporting cervical cytology is assumed. The updated 2012 ASCCP Consensus Management Guidelines will be covered to reflect the Pap test interpretations.

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August Cyto-econference 2015
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Basics of Billing and CPT Coding in Cytopathology Laboratory

August 25, 2015

Swati Mehrotra, MD
Associate Professor
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, Illinois

Cytopathology laboratories process a variety of specimens and provide critical information to clinicians in a timely manner. Optimal reimbursement for services provided is dependent on accurate coding of cytology reports. CPT coding of cytology reports can be frustrating and difficult at times. In the present era of declining reimbursements, suboptimal coding could lead to potential loss of revenue. While several pathology groups employ certified professional billing services to deal with claims filing and management, a basic knowledge of CPT helps streamline the process. In addition, proper report documentation improves claims processing while reducing denials.
This webinar explains the basics of CPT coding in cytology laboratory. The target audience includes practicing pathologists, cytotechnologists and trainees. A vignette based approach will be adopted to discuss the nuances of CPT coding of cytology reports. CPT codes are assigned a Relative Value Unit (RVU), a value often used as a measure of physician productivity. RVU’s linked to cytology CPT codes will be addressed. The participants will also be made aware of recent changes in CPT coding, which took place as part of CMS’s National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI). In the end, emphasis will also be on proper report documentation.
At the conclusion of this webinar, the participants will become familiar with the nuances of CPT coding and recent changes to the process. They should be able to modify their practice, implement any required changes and in turn optimize their collections.

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39th European Congress of Cytology Milan @ Centro Congressi di Milano (MICO)
Sep 20 – Sep 24 all-day



The Italian Society of Pathology and Cytodiagnostics-Italian Division of International Academy of Pathology (SIAPEC-IAP), jointly with the Italian Society of Cytology (SICi), has the great pleasure and honor to organize the 39th European Congress of Cytology, on behalf of the European Federation of Cytology Societies (EFCS).

It will be held in Semptember 20-23 2015 in Milan in the Centro Congressi di Milano (MICO) during the 2015 Universal Exposition EXPO, which will offer visitors a veritable journey around the world, through the cultures, histories and innovations of over 140 participating countries.

The focused scientific program of the Congress will handle all the aspects of cytology from A to Z.

Highlight of 39th ECC will be: innovative technology in cytology, cytology in multidisciplinary context, quality control, quality assessment and improvement, requirements for training cyto-technicians and pathologists.

It will be a unique opportunity to reach expert cytopathologists coming from every part of Europe and beyond, and several specialty audiences in one location.

In addition to the most recent advances of the art, several practical cytology issues will be addressed in a number of workshops and slide seminars.

I am sure that the participation to this event will give the opportunity to spend days of intense and constructive work with the possibility to establish new scientific collaboration and new friendly interaction.

I wish to everyone willing to participate an interesting and pleasant stay.

See you in Milan.

Di Bonito1
Luigi Di Bonito,
President of the 39th European Congress of Cytology
September Cyto-econference 2015
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Smartphone Applications in Cytopathology

September 22, 2015

Mohi Ghofrani, MD, MBA
Director, Cytopathology & Women’s Health
Peace Health Laboratories
Vancouver, Washington

These days many tasks, from the mundane to the exotic, have been simplified by a myriad of smartphone applications that take advantage of the numerous hardware components housed in these small handheld devices, so much so that the catchphrase “there’s an app for that!” has become ubiquitous. This presentation will review how smartphone technology may be utilized in day-to-day cytopathology practice, either by taking advantage of existing apps, or by developing an innovative idea into a novel application.

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Diagnostic Challenges In Fine Needle Aspiration And Exfoliative Cytology @ Casa Martelli Museum
Oct 14 – Oct 17 all-day

Diagnostic Challenges In Fine Needle Aspiration And Exfoliative Cytology

Jan F. Silverman, MD
Department of Pathology and Laboratory
Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Health Network
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Tarik M. Elsheikh, MD
Cleveland Clinic Laboratories
Department of Anatomic Pathology – Cleveland, OH, USA

Because of the limited number of seats, Participants are kindly requested to contact the Organization Office to check for availability.
To register please fill in the registration form and mail or fax it back to claudia.massi@nullasl5.liguria.it together with the receipt of payment of the
registration fee. A written confirmation will be sent to all Registrants.

Registration fee
€ 370,00 which includes registration

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