CEO SUMMARY: For the nation’s thousands of private pathology group practices, consolidation is now a growing trend. The latest example is last week’s acquisition of the three-pathologist practice known as the Davis-Sameh-Meeker Laboratory in Walla Walla, Washington, by InCyte Pathology, P.S., of Spokane Valley. There are growing numbers of these mergers and consolidations involving independent
Tag: histology processing
CEO SUMMARY: In the latest anti-markup rules that took effect on January 1, CMS may have unintentionally stated that the anti-markup rule doesn’t apply when a pathologist is reviewing histology slides. While the rule itself is unclear, the commentary that accompanies the rule says that supervision is not required. This ambiguity has been noticed by
CEO SUMMARY: Anatomic pathology has been conducted the same way for 100 years—but no longer at the University of Miami. Pathologists there are using microwave technology to cut processing speed by 90% and improve workflow. By producing faster diagnoses, the lab can report results on 80% of samples the same day that specimens are received.