APF 2022 National Meeting

October 28-29, 2022 | Las Vegas, NV

The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa

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About the American Pathology Foundation

The American Pathology Foundation (APF) is a non-profit professional society devoted to the business and management of pathology. Founded in 1959 by pathologist leaders and laboratory industry executives, APF strives to provide high quality educational programs and practice management resources.

To promote the practice management and leadership of pathology through training and education.

To enable pathology leaders and laboratory executives to lead and manage their organizations effectively in a changing economic, technological and health care policy environment.

To provide regular networking opportunities for members to help build and maintain long-lasting professional and friendship relationships with industry leaders and executives.

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© 2022 The American Pathology Foundation. All rights reserved

LOCATION

33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1600,
Chicago, IL 60603

Exhibit & Sponsor

To regularly share best practices in all aspects of pathology and laboratory practice management, including, but not limited to, business, legal, coding, billing, leadership, human capital management, and new technologies aspects of our industry.

The Foundation proudly welcomes pathologists at all stages of their professional journey, including trainees, pathology practice managers and laboratory executive professionals in private practice, hospital and academic settings.  From a governance philosophy, membership to the APF board of governors is equally represented by pathologists and non-pathologist executives, with one co-president elected from each constituency.

Foundation Objectives:

Mrs. Brenda Cox, MT(ASCP), CPC

Mrs. Jane Pine Wood

Advisory Members:

Ms. Krista L. Tinsley, CPA

Board Members:

Dr. Tamera Paczos, MD

Patty Sipes

Dr. Karen S. Thompson, MD

Co-Presidents:

Dr. Karim Sirgi MD, MBA

Kelley Suskie, MHSA, FACMPE

Secretary/Treasurer:

Mr. Steven Gudowski

Immediate Past Co-President:

Dr. Robert C. Babkowski, MD

Mr. John A. Baci, MBA, C-PM

Board of Directors

Continuing Education

Non-Physician Attendees at APF’s 2022 National Meeting can 13 towards the American Pathology Foundation’s Practice Managers’ Certification and the organizational designation: APF C-PM. This designation encourages educational excellence within the APF non-physician membership through attendance and participation in pathology and practice management related programs.

The AAPC has provided a Certificate of Approval that this program meets AAPC guidelines for 9.5 Core A continuing education units for Day 1 and Day 2 combined.

Forms to claim credit for CME, CEU and C-PM activities will be provided on site and can be returned to the Registration Desk at the conclusion of the program or may be mailed or faxed to the APF National Office. Certificates are emailed to participants.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas, Elements and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) with the American Pathology Foundation (APF). ASCP is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The ASCP designates this live educational activity for a = maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program

Day 1:  

Friday, October 28  |  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

State of Employment in Pathology and the Laboratory Industry

Rich Cornell, Sante Consulting, LLC.

Surprise Billing

Emily Johnson and Elizabeth Sullivan, McDonald Hopkins

Molecular Coding & Billing Issues

Robin Zwiefel, BioReference Laboratories

RCM Enhancements to Boost Productivity and Revenue

Jeanette M. Gray, MBA, Propath

Difficult Cases - Coding Walkthrough Cytopathology

Robert C. Babkowski MD, MMM, FCAP, Stamford Health System and Brenda Cox, MT ASCP, CPC, FHFMA, Cox Consulting.

Difficult Cases - Coding Walkthrough Surgical & Molecular Pathology

Robert C. Babkowski MD, MMM, FCAP, Stamford Health System and Brenda Cox, MT ASCP, CPC, FHFMA, Cox Consulting.

Digital Pathology – Panel Discussion

Adam Cole, MD and Nicole Massoll, MD, UAMS Health and Patty Sipes

Digital Pathology - Implementations, Benefits & Issues

Adam Cole, MD and Nicole Massoll, MD, UAMS Health

The State of The M&A Market in Pathology and The Laboratory Industry

JonDavid Klipp, President, Laboratory Economics, LLC

Marijuana or Martini?

Elizabeth Sullivan, McDonald Hopkins

What I Learned During My Job Search Immediately Out of Fellowship Training

Chiraag (Chuck) Gangahar, MD, Fellow at Baylor

Workload Distribution in a Pathology Group

Karim Sirgi, MD, MBA, CEO Sirgi Consulting & Moira Larsen, MD, MedStar Health

Day 2:  

Saturday, October 29  |  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Various Compensation Models for Pathologists

Elizabeth Sullivan, McDonald Hopkins

American Pathology Foundation 2022 Fall Seminar

October 28-29, 2022 | Las Vegas, NV

The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa

160 East Flamingo Road Las Vegas, NV 89109, US

Book Today!

Experience Las Vegas in a new way!

Refresh and revive at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel and Spa. Only steps from the excitement of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, our hotel provides a restorative retreat from the action. Reserve a pet-friendly room or suite, intuitively designed with refreshing furnishings like our Westin Heavenly Bed. Prioritize your health and enhance your exercise impact with wellness initiatives including the Westin WORKOUT Fitness Center and our RunWESTIN program. A rejuvenating experience awaits you in our heated rooftop pool and at the peaceful Hibiscus Spa. Expand your palate with top-shelf whiskeys and modern American fare at The Good Plate or sip on a variety of cocktails at Maxim Lounge. If you are in Nevada for a corporate meeting or business event, we offer over 30,000 square feet of function space; delight your guests with our location near the Convention Center and attractions on the Strip. At The Westin Las Vegas Hotel and Spa, we are dedicated to ensuring that you leave us feeling better than when you arrived. 

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Register Today!

Learn more about exhibit and sponsor opportunities

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Phone: 312-541-4765
Fax: 312-541-4998 Email:info@apfconnect.org 

APF 2022 National Meeting

October 28-29, 2022 | Las Vegas, NV

The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa

APF logo
Register Today!

About the American Pathology Foundation

The American Pathology Foundation (APF) is a non-profit professional society devoted to the business and management of pathology. Founded in 1959 by pathologist leaders and laboratory industry executives, APF strives to provide high quality educational programs and practice management resources.

The Foundation proudly welcomes pathologists at all stages of their professional journey, including trainees, pathology practice managers and laboratory executive professionals in private practice, hospital and academic settings.  From a governance philosophy, membership to the APF board of governors is equally represented by pathologists and non-pathologist executives, with one co-president elected from each constituency.

To promote the practice management and leadership of pathology through training and education.

To enable pathology leaders and laboratory executives to lead and manage their organizations effectively in a changing economic, technological and health care policy environment.

To provide regular networking opportunities for members to help build and maintain long-lasting professional and friendship relationships with industry leaders and executives.

To regularly share best practices in all aspects of pathology and laboratory practice management, including, but not limited to, business, legal, coding, billing, leadership, human capital management, and new technologies aspects of our industry.

Foundation Objectives:


Mrs. Brenda Cox, MT(ASCP), CPC

Mrs. Jane Pine Wood

Advisory Members:

Ms. Krista L. Tinsley, CPA

Board Members:

Dr. Tamera Paczos, MD

Patty Sipes

Dr. Karen S. Thompson, MD

Co-Presidents:

Dr. Karim Sirgi MD, MBA

Kelley Suskie, MHSA, FACMPE

Secretary/Treasurer:

Mr. Steven Gudowski

Immediate Past Co-President:

Dr. Robert C. Babkowski, MD

Mr. John A. Baci, MBA, C-PM

Board of Directors

Continuing Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas, Elements and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) with the American Pathology Foundation (APF). ASCP is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The ASCP designates this live educational activity for a = maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Non-Physician Attendees at APF’s 2022 National Meeting can 13 towards the American Pathology Foundation’s Practice Managers’ Certification and the organizational designation: APF C-PM. This designation encourages educational excellence within the APF non-physician membership through attendance and participation in pathology and practice management related programs.

The AAPC has provided a Certificate of Approval that this program meets AAPC guidelines for 9.5 Core A continuing education units for Day 1 and Day 2 combined.

Forms to claim credit for CME, CEU and C-PM activities will be provided on site and can be returned to the Registration Desk at the conclusion of the program or may be mailed or faxed to the APF National Office. Certificates are emailed to participants.

Program

Day 1:  

Friday, October 28
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

State of Employment in Pathology and the Laboratory Industry

Rich Cornell, Sante Consulting, LLC.

Surprise Billing

Emily Johnson and Elizabeth Sullivan, McDonald Hopkins

Molecular Coding & Billing Issues

Robin Zwiefel, BioReference Laboratories

RCM Enhancements to Boost Productivity and Revenue

Jeanette M. Gray, MBA, Propath

Difficult Cases - Coding Walkthrough Cytopathology

Robert C. Babkowski MD, MMM, FCAP, Stamford Health System and Brenda Cox, MT ASCP, CPC, FHFMA, Cox Consulting.

Difficult Cases - Coding Walkthrough Surgical & Molecular Pathology

Robert C. Babkowski MD, MMM, FCAP, Stamford Health System and Brenda Cox, MT ASCP, CPC, FHFMA, Cox Consulting.

Digital Pathology – Panel Discussion

Adam Cole, MD and Nicole Massoll, MD, UAMS Health and Patty Sipes

Digital Pathology - Implementations, Benefits & Issues

Adam Cole, MD and Nicole Massoll, MD, UAMS Health

The State of The M&A Market in Pathology and The Laboratory Industry

JonDavid Klipp, President, Laboratory Economics, LLC

Marijuana or Martini?

Elizabeth Sullivan, McDonald Hopkins

What I Learned During My Job Search Immediately Out of Fellowship Training

Chiraag (Chuck) Gangahar, MD, Fellow
at Baylor

Workload Distribution in a 
Pathology Group

Karim Sirgi, MD, MBA, CEO Sirgi Consulting & Moira Larsen, MD, MedStar Health

Day 2:  

Saturday, October 29
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Various Compensation Models for Pathologists

Elizabeth Sullivan, McDonald Hopkins


American Pathology
Foundation 2022 Fall Seminar

October 28-29, 2022 | Las Vegas, NV

The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa

160 East Flamingo Road Las Vegas, NV 89109, US

Book Today!

Experience Las Vegas
in a new way!

Refresh and revive at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel and Spa. Only steps from the excitement of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, our hotel provides a restorative retreat from the action. Reserve a pet-friendly room or suite, intuitively designed with refreshing furnishings like our Westin Heavenly Bed. Prioritize your health and enhance your exercise impact with wellness initiatives including the Westin WORKOUT Fitness Center and our RunWESTIN program. A rejuvenating experience awaits you in our heated rooftop pool and at the peaceful Hibiscus Spa. Expand your palate with top-shelf whiskeys and modern American fare at The Good Plate or sip on a variety of cocktails at Maxim Lounge. If you are in Nevada for a corporate meeting or business event, we offer over 30,000 square feet of function space; delight your guests with our location near the Convention Center and attractions on the Strip. At The Westin Las Vegas Hotel and Spa, we are dedicated to ensuring that you leave us feeling better than when you arrived.

The Westin Hotel and spa exterior

Learn more about exhibit and sponsor opportunities

Download the Prospectus

Contact US

© 2022 The American Pathology Foundation. All rights reserved

LOCATION

33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1600,
Chicago, IL 60603

Phone: 312-541-4765
Fax: 312-541-4998 Email:info@apfconnect.org 

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Time Event Faculty Location
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM BREAKFAST PROVIDED WITH EXHIBITORS Acacia D
8:00 AM – 8:10 AM Welcome Karim Sirgi MD, MBA and Kelley Suskie, MHSA, FACMPE, APF Co-Presidents Palo Verde Ballroom
8:10 AM – 9:10 AM State of Employment in Pathology and the Laboratory Industry
| WORKFORCE
Rich Cornell, Sante Consulting, LLC Palo Verde Ballroom
9:10 AM – 10:10 AM Marijuana or Martini? Key Considerations for Employers dealing with Marijuana, Alcohol, and other substance use in the Workplace
| PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
Ryan Neumeyer, McDonald Hopkins Palo Verde Ballroom
10:10 AM – 10:30 AM BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS Acacia D
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM RCM Enhancements to Boost Productivity and Revenue
| FINANCE/RCM
Jeanette M. Gray, MBA, Propath Palo Verde Ballroom
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM LUNCH PROVIDED WITH EXHIBITORS Acacia D
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Molecular Coding & Billing Issues
| BILLING & CODING
Robin Zweifel, BioReference Laboratories Palo Verde Ballroom
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Difficult Cases—Coding Walkthrough Cytopathology
| BILLING & CODING
Robert C. Babkowski MD, MMM, FCAP, Stamford Health System and Brenda Cox, MT ASCP, CPC, FHFMA, Cox Consulting Palo Verde Ballroom
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS Acacia D
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Difficult Cases—Coding Walkthrough Surgical & Molecular Pathology
| BILLING & CODING
Robert C. Babkowski MD, MMM, FCAP, Stamford Health System and Brenda Cox, MT ASCP, CPC, FHFMA, Cox Consulting Palo Verde Ballroom
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Surprise Billing—An Overview/Update
| BILLING & CODING
Emily Johnson and Elizabeth Sullivan, McDonald Hopkins Palo Verde Ballroom
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM COCKTAIL RECEPTION FOR ALL ATTENDEES WITH EXHIBITORS Acacia D
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Friday, October 28

Saturday, October 29

Time Event Faculty Location
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM BREAKFAST PROVIDED WITH EXHIBITORS Acacia D
8:00 AM – 8:10 AM Welcome Karim Sirgi MD, MBA and Kelley Suskie, MHSA, FACMPE, APF Co-Presidents Palo Verde Ballroom
8:10 AM – 9:10 AM Workload Distribution in a Pathology Group
| OPERATIONS
Karim Sirgi, MD, MBA, CEO Sirgi Consulting and Moira Larsen, MD, MedStar Health Palo Verde Ballroom
9:10 AM – 10:10 AM What I Learned During My Job Search Immediately Out of Fellowship Training
| WORKFORCE
Chiraag (Chuck) Gangahar, MD, Fellow at Baylor Palo Verde Ballroom
10:10 AM – 10:30 AM BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS Acacia D
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Exploring Current Compensation Models for Pathologists
| WORKFORCE
Emily Johnson and Elizabeth Sullivan, McDonald Hopkins Palo Verde Ballroom
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM LUNCH PROVIDED WITH EXHIBITORS Acacia D
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM The State of The M&A Market in Pathology and the Laboratory Industry
| FINANCE/M&A
JonDavid Klipp, President, Laboratory Economics, LLC Palo Verde Ballroom
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Digital Pathology—Implementations, Benefits & Issues
| NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Adam Cole, MD and Nicole Massoll, MD, UAMS Health Palo Verde Ballroom
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Digital Pathology—Continued with Panel Discussion
| NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Adam Cole, MD, Nicole Massoll, MD, UAMS Health and Patty Sipes Palo Verde Ballroom
3:30 PM PROGRAM END Acacia D

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With more than 100,000 members, ASCP's influence has guided the application and evolution of the pathology and laboratory medicine specialty since 1922.

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With more than 100,000 members, ASCP's influence has guided the application and evolution of the pathology and laboratory medicine specialty since 1922.

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With more than 100,000 members, ASCP's influence has guided the application and evolution of the pathology and laboratory medicine specialty since 1922.

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With more than 100,000 members, ASCP's influence has guided the application and evolution of the pathology and laboratory medicine specialty since 1922.

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With more than 100,000 members, ASCP's influence has guided the application and evolution of the pathology and laboratory medicine specialty since 1922.

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With more than 100,000 members, ASCP's influence has guided the application and evolution of the pathology and laboratory medicine specialty since 1922.

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With more than 100,000 members, ASCP's influence has guided the application and evolution of the pathology and laboratory medicine specialty since 1922.

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With more than 100,000 members, ASCP's influence has guided the application and evolution of the pathology and laboratory medicine specialty since 1922.

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Exhibitors

With more than 100,000 members, ASCP's influence has guided the application and evolution of the pathology and laboratory medicine specialty since 1922.

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Change Healthcare logo

With more than 100,000 members, ASCP's influence has guided the application and evolution of the pathology and laboratory medicine specialty since 1922.

VIEW DETAILS
Imagine-Software-Logo

With more than 100,000 members, ASCP's influence has guided the application and evolution of the pathology and laboratory medicine specialty since 1922.

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IPMS logo

With more than 100,000 members, ASCP's influence has guided the application and evolution of the pathology and laboratory medicine specialty since 1922.

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Lumea logo

With more than 100,000 members, ASCP's influence has guided the application and evolution of the pathology and laboratory medicine specialty since 1922.

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PATHLINE logo

With more than 100,000 members, ASCP's influence has guided the application and evolution of the pathology and laboratory medicine specialty since 1922.

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scimedico logo

With more than 100,000 members, ASCP's influence has guided the application and evolution of the pathology and laboratory medicine specialty since 1922.

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Telcor logo

With more than 100,000 members, ASCP's influence has guided the application and evolution of the pathology and laboratory medicine specialty since 1922.

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Leah Militello, MD, MBA

Nicole A. Massoll, M.D.

Leah Militello, MD, MBA

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