Entries by RobertPapa

Medicare’s 2017 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 Announces Panel of National Pathology Leaders (PNPL)

PRESS RELEASE – Panel of National Pathology Leaders – June 2019 – FINAL HBP Services, Inc., and McDonald Hopkins, LLC, are pleased to announce the formation of the Panel of National Pathology Leaders (PNPL), a national think tank dedicated to advancing best practices and creating value-based business solutions for Pathology groups. The group’s inaugural strategy […]

2019 Executive War College

HBP’s Senior Reimbursement Consultant, Robert Tessier, participated in two sessions at the 2019 Executive War College in New Orleans: “Negotiating Win-Win Part A Pathology Contracts with Hospitals and Health Networks: Best Approaches to Adding At-Risk Incentives that Deliver Value, Establishing Commercially Reasonable Arrangements, and Determining Fair Market Value for Part A Services” – Presenter, May […]

“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 […]