Washington State Society of Pathologists

President’s Letter – December 2020

January 31, 2020

Fellow Pathologist,

The Washington State Society of Pathologists Board of Directors thanks you for your membership and respectfully asks that you renew your membership for 2020.

The WSSP is committed to providing both education and advocacy for our members.


WSSP will continue to offer CME and SAM credits through our Digital Pathology Slide Sessions.  Please look for upcoming new offerings including live streaming grand round presentations and social gatherings.


In the 2020 Washington State legislative session, WSSP will focus on addressing policy regarding benefit managers.  Working with the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA), WSSP is addressing policy around benefit managers, who dictate or limit health care provider decisions regarding the use of medical services (e.g. preauthorization and medical necessity).

WSSP will also continue to monitor the rules making and implementation process for the Balance Billing Law (HB 1065) and the business and occupation (B&O) tax increase on health care, both which go into effect in 2020.

Your continued participation in the Washington State Society of Pathologists is essential.


Suzanne Dintzis, MD, PhD
President, Chair of Board of Directors