CEO SUMMARY: California is a bellwether state for healthcare innovations. Six of its largest payers are collaborating on “Pay For Performance,” a program which pays financial incentives to physician group practices which achieve measurable outcomes in clinical care, patient satisfaction, and implementation of information technology. It’s expected to be a model for similar initiatives in
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CEO SUMMARY: On November 8, 1997, THE DARK REPORT convened a private symposium restricted only to pathologists. The sole purpose of this event was to identify how pathologists could preserve and enhance their income. Within the confidential setting of a plush resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, experts and pathologists dissected the market dynamics eroding pathology compensation.
CEO SUMMARY: A select group of business-minded pathologists broke new ground last week in Scottsdale, Arizona. Candid discussion about the profession’s most sensitive issues provoked a variety of strategies. Among the topics were declining reimbursement, arbitrary contract pricing for AP services, and the increasing vulnerability of small practices.
SOLUTIONS, NOT PROBLEMS, was the focus of an