The American Pathology Foundation APF

The American
The Management
Association for
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
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?
What does APF offer?
 Pathology and practice management specific education for all
 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
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
APF Spring Conference, 2013
APF Practice Management
Boot Camp
Boston Children’s Hospital 2013; Conference Director, John Baci, MBA
APF Publications
APF Pathology Service Coding Handbook
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
Will discuss in more detail to follow
Statistical data gathered from APF Members and published as a benchmarking resource
Practical guides for managing your pathology practice include: Financial Management
Through Cost Accounting and the APF Public Relations Handbook.
APF Networking
 Conference events
 Co-sponsored meetings and events
 On-line membership directory and regions
 APF member message boards
APF Plenary Session at
ASCP Meeting, Tampa
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
APF and Resident Management
 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
Eiler’s Scholarship
The APF’s Russell J. Eilers Resident Scholarship
Provides a yearly scholarship/stipend for
resident attendance at our APF Annual
Awarded to member residents who have a
specific interest in the business and management
of pathology
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
APF Lifetime Achievement Award
James J. Navin, MD of Honolulu
APF Academic Institution
 Available to all ACGME accredited pathology training
 Membership inclusive of:
 Department Chair
 Program Chair
 Program Administrator
 All interested full-time faculty members, residents, fellows
APF Academic Institution
 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 Academic Institution
Pathology Residency Programs who are currently Academic Institution
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
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
Lab Management University
25 modules
 Leadership
 Personnel Management
 Operations
 Financial Management
 Informatics
 Compliance
Our Lab Management University
total number
of sample
pack buyers
total number of LMU
Over 300 Graduates!
total number of individual purchases
[ 1266 Lab Professionals, 419 Pathologists]
number of
available LMU
total number of institutional participants
[under the RISEPlus program]
30% of ASCP programs
Example of LMU Course
 ASCP LMU website
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
LMU Graduation 2014
APF Pathology Coding
PathConsulting and APF at
PathConsulting at APC Meeting
APF Contact Information
 Website:
 Phone: (877) 993-9935
 E-mail: [email protected]

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