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Review of CMS Actions related to Billing for Molecular Pathology Testing

By Margaret A. Keller, PhD, Senior Director, National Molecular Laboratory, American Red Cross Biomedical Services The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Laboratory Date of Service (DOS) exception Policy at 42 CFR 414.510(b)(5) requires laboratories performing Advanced Diagnostic Laboratory Testing (ADLT) and molecular pathology testing on outpatients covered by Medicare discharged within the prior […]

Utility of temperature-sensitive indicators for temperature monitoring of red-blood-cell units

Mikyoung Park, Mina Hur, Ahram Yi, Hanah Kim, Hyun Kyung Lee, Eun Young Jeon, Kyung-Mi Oh, and Mark Hong Lee. Vox Sanguinis 2019; 114; 487-494. Reviewed by Mary Berg, MD There has been much debate about the ‘30-minute-rule’ with regard to the transport and storage of red blood cell (RBC) units.  The authors of this […]

Meet this month’s Trendsetter – Alice Chen

Q:  Tell us a little bit about your practice and current position.     A:  I am in a pathology group, Gulf Coast Pathology Associates, which provides Transfusion Medicine Consultative Services that are somewhat beyond the usual. The beginning of our service can be traced back to the 1970’s at the Texas Heart Institute in the Texas […]

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SCABB 2020 Schedule of Events

January 13         Registration Opens for
                           ENGAGE SCABB Annual Meeting & Exhibit Show

January 20         Registration Opens for Serology Wet Lab | Orlando

January 31         Call for Award Nominations Deadline |
                           Recognizing those Donors that go Above & Beyond

February 28       Sol Haberman Award Scholarship Application Deadline 
                           Winners Present in Orlando

March 4             Florida Regional Symposium | Orlando | Earn 7 FL CE Broker
                          & PACE Credits
                          Deadline for Call for Abstracts

April 18/19        PASS Blood Bank Exam Review | Indianapolis, IN
                         Live & Virtual Registration

May 6               Cut Off Date for Discounted Hotel Room Rate at
                         Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress for SCABB Annual Meeting &
                         Exhibit Show

May 28             Serology Wet Lab Summary Session | Orlando | Live &
                         Virtual Registration

May 28             ENGAGE SCABB Annual Meeting & Exhibit Show
June 1



2019 BOD

South Central welcomes the 2019-2020 Board of Directors at their recent annual meeting of the Members in San Antonio, Texas.  Under the leadership of Dr. Barbara Bryant, MT(ASCP)SBB as President, the Board is gearing up to lead the Association in to the future by continuing to offer outstanding and affordable education offerings; professional development platforms; and meeting the needs of the blood banking and transfusion medicine community. 

L-R:  Fran Carson, Carter BloodCare (Treasurer); Dr. Mary Berg, UC Denver (Vice President); Stephanie Duplessis, LifeShare Blood Center (President Elect); Barbara Ledford, Oklahoma Blood Institute (District II Director); Nancy Benetiz, OneBlood (District IV Director); Dr. Barbara Bryant, UTMB Galveston (President); Dr. Alice Chen, Gulf Coast Pathology Associates (District I Director); Tiffany Wafford, Qualtex (Secretary); Belinda Flores, South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (Immediate Past President); NOT PICTURED:  Lindsey Peters, Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (District At Large Director); Chad Douglas, LifeShare Blood Center (District III Director).