College of American Pathologists (CAP) Selects PSA
to Offer New Discounted Pathology Coding Service


August 12, 2008 - Florence, SC – Pathology Service Associates, LLC (PSA), a MED3OOO company with a nationwide network affiliation providing business services and support to independent pathology practices, has entered into an Agreement with the College of American Pathologists (CAP) to offer PSA’s PathLab Coding Solution to CAP members at a discounted rate.  PSA’s Pathology Coding Assistance will provide timely responses to pathology-related CPT coding inquiries.

CAP, with its more than 17,000 pathologist members, serves the laboratory community throughout the world.  CAP selected PSA as a preferred provider for prompt (1 to 2 business days), written, standards-based guidance on CPT coding questions from CAP members.  “The College selected PSA to supply this new service to our members,” said Robert L. Breckenridge, MD, FCAP, Chair, CAP Council on Membership and Professional Development.  “After our review we felt PSA had demonstrated the ability to provide timely quality responses that include citations from authoritative documentation to a broad range of pathology CPT coding inquiries.”

“PSA is pleased to extend our coding compliance expertise and resources to pathologists nationwide,” said Laura Chaney, PSA Vice President of Finance and Operations.  “Subscribers to PSA’s PathLab Coding Assistance, which will be available later this year, will have the opportunity to consult with PSA’s certified professional coders, access CPT coding resources, and receive timely responses to their coding questions.”  

PSA’s coding services will be showcased in the Connection Café & Exhibits area at the upcoming CAP 08 Meeting to be held September 25-28, 2008, in San Diego, CA.

About PSA, LLC
PSA, a MED3OOO company, is the leading provider of business services and support to independent pathology practices. Through an integrated approach of billing and collection services, practice marketing support, coding compliance services, and preferred pricing on pathology products and services, PSA offers pathology practices the opportunity to optimize collections, facilitate additional referrals, acquire new technology at preferred pricing, and exchanging knowledge with peers across the U.S., while avoiding compliance pitfalls.  The PSA network is a nationwide affiliation of pathologists who desire to run their practices as a business and provide quality community-based pathology services.  Please visit www.psapath.com for additional information, or visit www.MED3000.com for information on the parent company.

About the College of American Pathologists
The College of American Pathologists is a medical society that serves more than 17,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The CAP is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective medical care.   Please visit www.cap.org for additional information, or visit www.cap2008.org for additional information and/or registration to the CAP 08 fall meeting in San Diego.

 

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