Critical Values Highlight: Quality in the Laboratory

Jan 12, 2018

Most laboratories lack a robust, actionable method for sharing best practices in a timely fashion. ASCP aims to provide that with its National Pathology Quality Registry (NPQR), a quality platform created by pathologists and laboratory professionals to help drive meaningful improvement in the lab, with the ultimate goal of enhancing patient care.

Instead of just providing benchmarks, the NPQR ties in ASCP’s vast expertise and educational content to give pathologists and laboratories the tools they need to promote change. The NPQR also helps providers meet the requirements of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), a quality payment program created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. MIPS rewards or penalizes providers based on their performance, so ASCP developed the NPQR to help pathologists come out on top. Read more.