|VA Anatomic Pathology Quality Review (APQR)
All VA Medical Center Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Services are invited to participate. Each PLMS that participates will send 5 cases of non-melanocytic skin tumors diagnosed from Jul-Sep 2014 (earlier than July is permitted if MTF does not have five cases between Jul-Sep). Cases selected should be representative of the case mix examined at the submitting facility. Case selection should include cases from each different staff pathologist who signs out surgical pathology cases. Cases should be submitted to the JPC postmarked between, 15-30 Oct 2014. APQR Cases postmarked after 30 Oct will NOT be accepted for the pilot study. There will be no charge for this pilot study. Portrait of the quality of diagnostic services throughout the VA and provides useful data for planning future continuing educational materials.
|JPC CAP Certificate
The Joint Pathology Center (JPC) is pleased to announce that it is now a fully accredited laboratory through the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP).
|JPC VA Billing Portal
For your convenience and information purposes the Joint Pathology Center (JPC) has added a JPC VA Billing Portal to the JPC website. The JPC VA Billing Portal will contain important billing announcements, billing codes, fee schedules, and a FAQ section. Information on the JPC VA Billing Portal will be updated on a regular basis.
|JPC Form 543 - Registry Submission Acknowledgement and Receipt
There is a change in the procedure for the submission of cases for inclusion in the war-related Registries. A new form, the JPC Registry Submission, Acknowledgement and Receipt Form, JPC Form 543 has been created exclusively for the submission of cases to the JPC Registries in which no JPC consultation is required. Please refer to the Contributor's Manual for a complete overview and instructions.