Economic Affairs Committee


Samuel Caughron, MD Samuel Caughron, MD (Chair)
MAWD Pathology Group, P.A.

The purpose of the Economic Affairs Committee (EAC) is to address, advise, and educate the AMP Board of Directors, membership, payers, legislators, and the public on economic issues of importance to the field of molecular pathology, to prepare documents of importance to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and to develop and advocate for sound economic policies that promote the provision of high quality molecular pathology services. The Committee's scope encompasses short and long-term issues associated with utilization of and coverage for billing codes used in molecular pathology, to the potential economic impact of public policy decisions on molecular pathology practice. The Committee will interact with the American Medical Association and other interested organizations in order to achieve our common goals.

More information about the activities of theEconomic Affairs Committee can be found in the Committee Report section of the AMP Newsletter.


Committee Members - 2018-2019

If you are interested in serving on the Economic Affairs Committee, please see the various roles available and the responsibilities of each role by clicking here.

Samuel K. Caughron, MD
MAWD Pathology Group, P.A.

Vice Chair: Coverage Decisions
Pranil Chandra, DO
PathGroup, LLC

Vice Chair: New Codes and Pricing
Anthony Sireci, MD, MSc
Loxo Oncology


Dara Aisner, MD, PhD
Colorado Molecular Correlates Laboratory

Aaron D. Bossler, MD, PhD
University of Iowa

Richard Press, MD, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University

Andrea Ferreira-Gonzalez, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth Univ/MCV Clinical Support Center

Stephanie Hallam, PhD, MBA
Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation

Matthew Hiemenz, MD
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

Lloyd Hutchinson, PhD
University of Massachusetts, UMASS Memorial Medical Center

Loren Joseph, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Elaine Lyon, PhD
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Jay Patel, MD
ARUP Laboratories

Aparna Rajadhyaksha, MD

Ester Stein, MBA

Katherine Tynan, PhD
Tynan Consulting, LLC

Karen Weck, MD
University of North Carolina

Junior Member
Oana Rafael, MD
Northwell Health System, NY

Committee Advisor
Jan Nowak, MD, PhD
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Ex Officio Committee Members

Victoria M. Pratt, PhD
Indiana University Medical Center

Professional Relations Committee Chair
Jordan Laser, MD
North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System

Executive Director
Mary Steele Williams, MNA, MT(ASCP)SM

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