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Part A and Performance-Based Incentives

On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, Robert Tessier, Senior Consultant at HBP Services and President of the Panel of National Pathology Leaders hosted the 2020 Executive War College’s first-ever “Virtual Meet-Up.” The topic of his talk was Part A and Performance-Based Incentives, during which he explained that performance-based incentives are a new concept for Pathologists and […]

Covid-19 Relief

HBP’s senior reimbursement consultant, Robert H. Tessier, addresses the current COVID-19 health crisis in the April 20, 2020 issue of The Dark Report. To download the article, “Labs May Qualify for Relief Under New Federal Laws,” Click here

2018 HBP Pathologist Productivity Survey

HBP recently released its 2018 HBP Pathologist Productivity Survey. Here are some highlights from the report: HBP’s  2018 Survey includes data for 478 full-time pathologists. This is more than twice the number included in our most recent 2016 survey. The number of groups increased from 17 groups in 2016 to 44 groups in 2018. The […]

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 […]