Missouri Society of Pathologists Stands with the College of American Pathologists in Opposition of Cigna’s New Policy on Payment for the Professional Component of Clinical Pathology
posted: April 28, 2021
MISSOURI — The Missouri Society of Pathologists (MSP) opposes the new policy announced by Cigna to deny claims from the professional component of clinical pathology. This policy would affect pathologists in Missouri and many other states. Clinical oversight of laboratory testing and reporting by pathologists is critical for reliable and accurate diagnosis and treatment of patients. MSP asks Cigna to reconsider this decision and support laboratory physicians and the patients they serve.
The College of American Pathologists (CAP) stated in its April 20 Advocacy Update that this policy would “prove detrimental to patients, and the integrated delivery of care to which laboratory diagnostic services are central”. Further, in their April 27 Advocacy Update, CAP published a letter to Cigna dated April 23 urging “Cigna to continue paying for the professional component of clinical pathology services for all pathologists.”
MSP stands with CAP in urging Cigna to rescind this policy update and to continue payment for the professional component of clinical pathology services for all pathologists.
Read the Full Letter