Tag: clinical pathology services

Lawyers Share Insights about ACO Contracting

CEO SUMMARY: Most pathologists have yet to be involved in any substantial contractual negotiations that would allow them to assume a significant role in accountable care organizations (ACOs). Instead, hospitals and health systems are putting the building blocks in place by acquiring physician practices and installing the necessary infrastructure that their ACOs will need to

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Using Performance-Based Part A Hospital Path Contracts

CEO Summary: One of pathology’s greatest challenges is adequate reimbursement for hospital Part A Pathology Services. Over the past two decades, ever more hospitals took steps to reduce or eliminate payment to pathologists for these services. Now several innovative pathology groups are using a performance-based strategy to negotiate win-win Part A Pathology Service contracts with

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Digene, Kaiser Northern California, ARUP Labs, Bio-Reference Labs, Specialty Labs

DIGENE ENJOYS GROWTH OF 39% IN RECENT MONTHS
FUELED BY RECOGNITION that HPV plays a key role in causing cervical cancer, demand for Digene Corporation’s hc2 High-Risk HPV DNA test is increasing at impressive rates.

For fiscal third quarter 2004, Digene reported revenue growth of 39% over the same quarter last year. Its revenues climbed from $17.0

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‘Health Lawyers News’ Attacks Pathology Part A

CEO SUMMARY: Pathologists should take time to read the cover story in the May 2003 issue of Health Lawyers News. Although the story nominally addresses questions involving how hospitals should reimburse physicians for administrative duties, it deals mostly with clinical pathology services and makes representations about the work pathologists do which some legal experts call

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Pathology Part A Comp Under Attack by Both Hospitals and Insurers

CEO SUMMARY: In steadily-growing numbers, hospitals and insurers are taking active steps to reduce or eliminate compensation for clinical pathology professional services, also commonly referred to as “Part A” services. Unfortunately, many pathology groups fail to anticipate this situation until it’s almost too late. In this DARK REPORT exclusive, attorney Richard S. Cooper identifies methods

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