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UPDATE: Non-Covered ICD-10 Codes

Posted October 31, 2017

On November 1, 2017, a PathConnect software update will take place that will further restrict entry of any non-covered ICD-10 diagnosis codes for Medicare patients.

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UPDATE: 2018 ICD-10 Updates: Z36 and Z3A

Posted October 30, 2017

As a reminder, effective October 1, 2017, the 2018 ICD-10-CM updates are in effect (October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018). Providers should be coding to the highest level of specificity per the 2018 ICD-10-CM updates. If an ICD code is entered that has been updated and/or now requires more specificity, suggestions for a more specific code will be displayed in PathConnect at the time of ordering as shown below.

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New Prior Authorization Requirement for UnitedHealthcare

Posted October 24, 2017

As a valued PathGroup partner, we wanted to inform you that starting November 1, 2017, notification/prior authorization will be required for certain genetic and molecular lab tests for certain UnitedHealthcare Commercial benefit plans.  Ordering providers will now need to complete the prior authorization process online at the UnitedHealthcare Link Portal or over the phone.

PathGroup will be unable to complete the notification/prior authorization process for our healthcare providers. This new requirement impacts not only PathGroup, but all laboratories offering genetic and molecular based tests.

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TEST UPDATE: Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Screening New Test Offering

Posted October 17, 2017

Effective today, October 17, 2017, PathGroup offers a new test for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Carrier Screening.  In our effort to provide the most innovative and clinically applicable tests available, this new test includes 175 clinically relevant CFTR mutations, which improves the CFTR mutation detection rate across all ethnicities, particularly African Americans and Hispanic Americans.  Professional medical organizations, including ACOG, recommend CF carrier screening be offered to all patients.1

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2018 ICD-10 Updates

Posted October 10, 2017

As a reminder, effective October 1, 2017, the 2018 ICD-10-CM updates are in effect (October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018). Providers should be coding to the highest level of specificity per the 2018 ICD-10-CM updates. If an ICD code is entered that has been updated and/or now requires more specificity, suggestions for a more specific code will be displayed as shown below.

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Testing Update: Calcium Testing

Posted June 7, 2017

On June 5, 2017, PathGroup’s clinical laboratory experienced an analytical event on one of the two general chemistry analyzers that caused a negative bias of calcium levels for those test processed on the affected instrument.

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Single Sign On Secruity Implementation

Posted June 2, 2017

In an ongoing effort to protect the privacy of our shared patients’ protected health information, PathGroup has strengthened our security measures. Beginning Monday,June 5, 2017, all PathGroup electronic client systems including PathConnect, PathGroup Mobile, Result Review, PathSupply and AutoPrint will have a new Single Sign-On system that will strengthen the authentication access. PathGroup’s new password procedures are required by all users.

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Single Sign-On Security Implementation

Posted May 24, 2017

Beginning June 5, 2017, all PathGroup electronic client systems including PathConnect, PathGroup Mobile, Result Review, PathSupply and AutoPrint will have a new Single Sign-On system that will strengthen the authentication access. All users will need to comply with PathGroup’s password policies, including requiring users to reset passwords every 60 days.

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ICD-10 Non-Compliant Codes for Medicare Update

Posted April 26, 2017

Effective April 26, 2017 when completing an Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN) in PathConnect, the person responsible for collecting and submitting the ABN will now be prompted to provide a signature upon completion.

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