Tag: billing services

More AP Consolidation: Aurora Buys Two Groups

Aurora, BVP

CEO SUMMARY: Seeing the changes overtaking pathology practices, Brazos Valley Pathology decided to sell two of its group practices to Aurora Diagnostics. Last month’s transaction was not designed to fix financial problems nor was it because of retiring pathologists. Rather, it was done proactively to ensure that BVP’s 11 pathologists had access to the resources of a larger pathology organization so that they could expand or add technology as needed in the future, while practicing independently.

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May 28, 2013 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News””

Globalization of laboratory medicine continues to move forward. Two recent examples illustrate this trend. Earlier this month, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) announced that it had entered into an agreement with the Citizens Hospital of Hyderabad, India, to form a clinical pathology laboratory in that city. The laboratory will be located on the

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“September 12, 2005 Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Integration of healthcare information is attracting major investments. On August 29, 2005, Per Se Technologies, Inc. and Wolters Kluwer NV announced that they would acquire NDCHealth Corp. They will pay $700 million and assume $270 million in debt. Per Se provides billing services to physicians throughout the country. AmeriPath, Inc. is one of its customers.

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Analysis of OIG’s Opinion Shows Compliance Shift

CEO SUMMARY: Attorney Richard Cooper believes the latest Advisory Opinion by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is consistent with its earlier anti-kickback law pronouncements about situations where a physician is in a position to profit from the patients he/she refers. Cooper also comments on the vulnerability of the anatomic pathology laboratory condominium to

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MCOs Asking For More Lab Test Information

CEO SUMMARY: During the past 12 months, managed care companies in Michigan have increased the quantity and quality of the laboratory test information they want from their laboratory providers. Once again, the marketplace is raising the bar for competitive laboratory services. In response, Joint Venture Hospital Laboratories has made strategic lab information services its number

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Innovative Approach Promises Integration of Clinical Lab Data

CEO SUMMARY: Any laboratory executive with several years in the business has confronted the limitations of laboratory information system (LIS) software. For a variety of reasons, LIS software seldom delivers the full range of benefits and cost-effectiveness sought by laboratories. But in the fee-for-service world of the past, such limitations were tolerated by the healthcare

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