Entries by RobertPapa

“Value-based” Payments

Healthcare in the U.S. is moving away from “fee-for-service” toward “value-based” payments. Pathologists now have the opportunity to define how provider systems can pay for the value that pathologists add. Pathology practices can also learn how to set prices for their groups using publicly available Medicare data. HBP’s Senior Reimbursement Consultant, Robert Tessier, was recently […]

Dark Report Webinar On Medicare Data

Bob Tessier was a panelist on the March 14, 2018 Dark Report webinar: Using Medicare Data to Improve Revenue and Pathology Compensation   Topics included: 1.Why is Medicare Data Relevant? 2.New Developments in Hospital Contracts 3.How to Use Competitive Fees in Third-Party Negotiations 4.Winning Patients with Transparent and Competitive Pricing 5.Leveraging the Medicare Database to […]

Robert Tessier to speak in New Orleans on April 17, 2018 at the AMERICAN PATHOLOGY FOUNDATION’s Coding & Practice Management Seminars.

The topic: DESIGNING A VALUE-BASED PRACTICE MODEL: SETTING THE STAGE FOR 2018 AND BEYOND How can you design a practice model that adds value for all stakeholders: Pathologists, Administrators and Billing Managers? This session will cover developing a system of incentives to maximize the financial success of your practice. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Compensate Pathologists for adding […]

Maximizing Pathology Income in 2018

On January 23, 2018, HBP Senior Reimbursement Consultant Robert H. Tessier gave a presentation at the University of Miami’s Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. This was done as part of the “42nd Annual Review and Recent Practical Advances in Pathology.” His talk Maximizing Pathology Income in 2018 addressed how to:   1.       Implement best […]

Compelling Annual Reports

On July 18th, the former Chair of the CAP Practice and Management Committee, Stephen Ruby, M.D., and Robert Breckenridge, M.D. presented an excellent CAP webinar on the importance of preparing Compelling Annual Reports.  As Part A consultants, HBP is very supportive of this approach. It is an excellent way to educate the “C-suite” on what […]

Medicare’s 2015 Physician Utilization Database

The Physician and Other Supplier Public Use File (PUF) provides information on services and procedures provided to Medicare beneficiaries by physicians and other healthcare professionals. The Physician and Other Supplier PUF contains information on utilization, payment (allowed amount and Medicare payment), and submitted charges organized by National Provider Identifier (NPI), Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System […]

HBP Practice Mergers – Due Diligence Checklist

Following Bob Tessier’s successful CAP webinar with Dr. Karim Sirgi titled “What to expect during and after the merger or acquisition of a Pathology group,” HBP compiled a tailored checklist for Pathology practice mergers. The list includes input and advice from more than half a dozen expert advisors. Checklist highlights include: Fee schedules Billing systems […]

CAP Webinar – June 20, 2017

Bob Tessier and Dr. Karim Sirgi to speak on what to expect during and after the merger or acquisition of a pathology group. Topics include: Differences between a merger and an acquisition Financial competitive strategies Selecting the best team of advisors Payments models, budgeting concepts, practice operations, and cost structures to maximize income How to […]

Boosting Pathologist Income During 2017 with Creative Strategies for Part A, Pricing and Pathology Productivity

Bob Tessier made this presentation on May 2, 2017 at the Executive War College in New Orleans. The sessions objectives: Calculate a pathologist’s Part A value in 2017 Add value-based incentives to the hospital contract Extract fees from the medicare utilization database Include performance measures to the billing system agreement

Boosting Revenue & Pathologist Income During 2017

Bob Tessier conducted a Webinar for the Dark Report on January 25, 2017 Boosting Revenue & Pathologist Income During 2017 Topics covered: Anatomic Pathology Market in the Northeast Pricing Strategy in the Era of Fee Transparency 2014 Medicare Utilization Database Third Party Strategy Top 5 Billing System Scorecard Great Wall Strategy Extracts Senior Pathologist Income […]