Implementing the 2019 ASCCP Risk-Based Management Guidelines for Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Tests in Your Practice

July 23, 2020

The long-awaited new ASCCP Management Guideline App is now available, as well as the print version of the 2019 Guidelines. The new guidelines are streamlined for ease of use and can be significantly more individualized than the 2012 guidance by integrating information about an individual’s previous screening test and biopsy results, and personal factors such as age and immunosuppression. The guidelines now provide recommended follow up for all 3 available cervical screening strategies.

The following topics are covered in detail:

  • The rationale used in developing the Guidelines
  • How various abnormalities should be managed
  • Interactive demonstrations of how to use the app
  • Specific considerations for the application of Family PACT benefits, including coding and billing

Learning objectives: At the end of this session, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the risk-based paradigm for managing abnormal cervical cancer screening test results.
  2. Explain how risk-thresholds guide the clinical actions of immediate treatment, colposcopy, and short-interval follow up.
  3. Demonstrate use of the ASCCP app to apply the new guidelines to patient care.