Webinar November 2015 bios

Distinguished Presenters

Robert H. Tessier
Senior Reimbursement Consultant
HBP Financial Services Group, Ltd.
Woodbridge, CT


Educated at Providence College with a degree in Political Science, Robert Tessier earned his Master of Public Health (MPH) in 1972 at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

After joining the Massachusetts firm, Professional Management Services, Bob became their Executive VP and Director of Consulting Services. In this capacity, his focus was negotiations, feasibility studies and recruitment of physicians to Academic Chairs.

As Reimbursement Consultant to a number of state societies, he was able to obtain favorable financial arrangements. The ‘70s were spent with Radiology groups and handling significant consulting assignments throughout the US. In 1982, he formed HBP Services.

Bob was introduced to Pathology at New York Hospital where he established the first private practice group in New York City. A consultation to Yale Pathology resulted in their becoming the first private practice group in Connecticut. This required complete third party negotiations leading to extensive work with Pathology groups throughout the state.

Bob’s current focus is the development of strategic alliances and planning for successful clients who have a 5+ year outlook. Joint ventures, hospital negotiations and the management of free-standing labs are other areas of his expertise.


Mick Raich
President & CEO
Vachette Pathology
Blissfield, MI



Mick Raich is a nationally recognized consultant in the business of pathology, laboratory and hospital revenue cycle management, managed care contracting Part A negotiations, medical billing auditing and practice financial strategy.  He founded Vachette Pathology on April 1, 2002. Since then, Vachette has grown into a nationwide consulting and management firm that specializes in working with independent labs, hospital based pathology practices, public and private hospital and health systems and university pathology groups.

Mick Raich has spent his entire thirty-two year career in healthcare.  His experience began in direct patient care and hospital management and progressed into pathology and laboratory revenue cycle management, managed care contracting and strategic consulting.

He has presented at every national pathology and laboratory conference and is a known reference in the pathology and lab revenue cycle industry.

His firm currently works with over 92 clients nationwide, they have audited over 86 different pathology billing firms and many practices which perform their own billing. He can be contacted at 517-486-4262 or via e-mail at mraich@vachettepathology.com