I am a pathologist, but have not practiced in this area for several years. A friend who is a dermatologist would like to establish an independent, freestanding laboratory to support Mohs surgery. Will she need a pathologist as lab director, or can she direct her own limited laboratory?Do you have other advice? JK.
Hi. I will do my best to advise. However, please note that this does not substitute an in-person consultation with a doctor.A dermatologist trained in MOHs surgery is qualified enough to set up his own service. A pathologist is not technically necessary in the setup. Dermatologists in the US in fact can report on dermatopathology slides without the need for an additional license
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX lab and personnell need CLIA certification for reimbursement purposes?
I am not an expert in US health laws but this site below suggests that CLIA certification would be neededhttp://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/CLIA/index.html?redirect=/clia/