Centre Pathology Associates, Pc
is a Pathology Cytopathology specialty provider based out of State College, Pennsylvania. The NPI number for Centre Pathology Associates, Pc
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Based on Medicare data from 2014, the provider did not
accept the Medicare approved amount as payment in full. did not
participate in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), which is a Medicare program that encourages healthcare professionals and group practices to report information on their respective quality of care. The provider did not
utilize electronic health records (EHR systems), which are important because they may improve a healthcare professional's ability to make well-informed treatment decisions. did not
participate in the 'Maintenance of Certification Program' (MOC), which encourages board certified physicians to continue learning and self-evaluating throughout their medical career. The provider did not
participate in the 'Million Hearts' initiative (MHI), which is a national initiative that encourages health care professionals to report and perform well on activities related to heart health in an effort to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Taxonomy definitions, as per the National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC): A cytopathologist is an anatomic pathologist trained in the diagnosis of human disease by means of the study of cells obtained from body secretions and fluids, by scraping, washing, or sponging the surface of a lesion, or by the aspiration of a tumor mass or body organ with a fine needle. A major aspect of a cytopathologist's practice is the interpretation of Papanicolaou-stained smears of cells from the female reproductive systems, the 'Pap' test. However, the cytopathologist's expertise is applied to the diagnosis of cells from all systems and areas of the body. He/she is a consultant to all medical specialists.
A pathologist who specializes in the diagnosis of immunologic diseases.
A dermatopathologist is an expert in diagnosing and monitoring diseases of the skin including infectious, immunologic, degenerative, and neoplastic diseases. This entails the examination and interpretation of specially prepared tissue sections, cellular scrapings, and smears of skin lesions by means of light microscopy, electron microscopy, and fluorescence microscopy.
A hematopathologist is expert in diseases that affect blood cells, blood clotting mechanisms, bone marrow and lymph nodes. This physician has the knowledge and technical skills essential for the laboratory diagnosis of anemias, leukemias, lymphomas, bleeding disorders and blood clotting disorders.
A pathologist deals with the causes and nature of disease and contributes to diagnosis, prognosis and treatment through knowledge gained by the laboratory application of the biologic, chemical and physical sciences. A pathologist uses information gathered from the microscopic examination of tissue specimens, cells and body fluids, and from clinical laboratory tests on body fluids and secretions for the diagnosis, exclusion and monitoring of disease.Frequently Asked Questions:
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