Industry Insights

New ‘Sunshine Act’ Requirements Will Track and Publish Financial Relationships Providers Have with Healthcare Vendors | 13 January 2014

Some physicians fear disclosure of payments by drug and medical device companies could damage patient confidence and physician-patient relationships …

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While ACO Care Coordination Holds Promise for Improving Quality and Lowering Healthcare Costs, It’s Still a ‘Work in Progress | 27 December 2013

 Healthcare Experts Now Exploring New  Care Coordination Strategies and Overcoming Gaps in Measuring  Performance For many healthcare professionals, …

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Is a Patient-Centric Approach to Clinical Laboratory Management the Best Way to Move from Volume to Value? | 9 December 2013

Healthcare’s coming shift from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement creates both a crisis and an opportunity for clinical laboratories and pat…

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Whole-Genome Sequencing, Offers Quick, Accurate Test for Diagnosing Diseases Caused by Single-Gene Mutations | 2 December 2013

A new approach to genetic testing of critically ill children, developed by researchers at Children’s Mercy Hospital, can be a road map other medical l…

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Opportunities for Engagement by Clinical Laboratories and Pathologists | 4 November 2013

With payouts riding on  patient outcomes and value, ACO providers will welcome innovative services that  clinical labs and pathologist could provide t…

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UnitedHealthcare Partners to Form Large, Multi-System ACO in Wisconsin | 1 November 2013

In September, 2013, UnitedHealthcare and its collaborators announced plans to create what is planned  to be one of the largest accountable care organi…

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American Esoteric Laboratories Partner with the Department of Defense | 28 October 2013

Pathologists and clinical laboratory managers can tap into this highly skilled pool of medical lab technicians as servicemen and women reenter the U.S…

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Revisiting the Benefits of Outsourcing Courier and Logistics Needs | 21 October 2013

Tracking specimen  collections online is a significant benefit because clinical laboratories can  track specimens in real time from pick-up to arrival…

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HIPAA Violation Fines Increase - How to Avoid | 4 October 2013

If you are a physician practice and believe that only  Hospitals and large pharmacies are going to incur major HIPAA fines, think  again. HHS just imp…

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Interface Fees & The High-Cost Charged By EHR Companies | 4 October 2013

Complaints are rolling in  about the high-cost interface fees charged by EHR companies for federally  mandated connections  It won’t surprise patholo…

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PathX LIS Earns High Marks From TissuePathology.com | 4 May 2012

Dr. Keith Kaplan, pathologist, of TissuePathology.com recently had a chance to demo the PathX LIS  mobile application on his 4G iPad 3. Frequent reade…

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Impact of TC Grandfather Clause Expiration | 30 March 2012

Please be advised that the TC Grandfather Clause expired on June 30, 2012.  This Clause affects “grandfathered” hospitals where the hospital outsource…

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PIMS Executive Named CFO of the Year by the Tampa Bay Business Journal | 17 February 2012

TAMPA BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL ANNOUNCES OUR VERY OWN CHRIS W. HAZELWOOD AS CFO OF THE YEAR Physicians Independent Management Services, Inc., (PIMS) is p…

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