CEO SUMMARY: When it comes to the in-office ancillary service (IOAS) exception to physician self-referral, the issue of in-clinic pathology services has become a hot potato. Publication in Health Affairs of a study of urologists’ self-referral of their patients for anatomic pathology services attracted national media attention. That study was funded by a grant from
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Your article on the trend of office-based physicians building in-clinic anatomic pathology laboratories was fascinating, but in my opinion, it was off the mark.
In the article, “AP Labs in Doc’s Clinics Now an Established Fact” (See TDR, September 6, 2011), you wrote that the growth of In-clinic pathology labs is disrupting community hospital-based pathology
CEO SUMMARY: It started about eight years ago and shows no signs of slowing down. Specialist physicians, particularly urologists and gastroenterologists, have learned about the benefits of operating their own in-clinic anatomic pathology laboratories. One-by-one, these specialty practices are investing in this ancillary service. As they do, local pathology groups lose access to these tissue
CEO SUMMARY: In Manassas, Virginia, a five-physician gastroenterology group is using its in-clinic anatomic pathology laboratory to advance patient care, while boosting revenue associated with this ancillary service. In this exclusive interview, the group’s physician business leader shares the different ways that this in-house pathology service benefits both patients and physicians. Patients like the faster
WE ARE ONLY 120 DAYS FROM IMPLEMENTING another round of programs mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010 and associated legislation. Certain programs become effective on January 1, 2012.
On that date, the transition to HIPAA form 5010 takes effect. All clinical laboratories and pathology groups should be prepared for this
CEO SUMMARY: In eastern Washington State, InCyte Pathology is developing a strategy that may well be repeated many times over in the coming years. As older pathologists who run smaller groups look to retire, they will consider selling their group practices to larger entities interested in forming regional pathology groups. These larger groups will consolidate
CEO SUMMARY: THE DARK REPORT presents its newest biannual review of macro trends reshaping the anatomic pathology profession. These macro trends reveal a profession undergoing change and transformation on multiple fronts. New competitors are crowding into the market, payers and accrediting agencies are demanding higher standards of performance, and a host of new technologies are
COMPETITION FOR LAB TESTING DOLLARS IS THROWING NEW CURVEBALLS at both clinical labs and pathology group packages. Failure to spot these developments and respond to them now will have swift financial consequences.
In this issue of THE DARK REPORT, readers will notice how we’ve identified market threats to the status quo of laboratories across the country.