About Us

Pathologists

Government Relations

The CSP represents pathologists in government affairs and provides a voice to legislators and regulatory policy makers. Members work together on all areas that have a potential impact on pathology in California, such as:

  • Reimbursement

  • Clinical lab regulation & licensing

  • State legislation and regulations

  • Third party payer regulation

  • Workers compensation

  • Medi-Cal liaison

  • Medicare carrier relations


CSP represents pathologists at the State Capitol in Sacramento. Some of the more recent issues have been:

  • CLIA

  • Direct Billing of Laboratory Services

  • Point-of-Care Testing 

  • Cytology and PAP Smear Proficiency Testing

  • Physician Self-Referral

  • Hospital Employment of Physicians

  • Hospital Based Physician Contracts


The CSP also interacts with other state and national societies such as the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).

California Seminars in Pathology

The California Seminars in Pathology is the CSP Annual Educational Meeting, which has achieved national status as one of the highest quality CME opportunities for pathologists. Attendees come from throughout the United States. The substantial membership discount on registration fees practically compensates for dues expense.

Resources & Guidance

The CSP is a resource for information and direction on legal and practice issues. We provide references to outside attorneys and consultants for specific member assistance. Members can receive a discount on medical malpractice insurance from a number of carriers.

California Society of Pathologists

Central Office
One Capitol Mall, Suite 800
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 446-6001
Fax: (916) 444-7462
E-Mail: bachermann@amgroup.us