Innovative Clinical Laboratories Use Business Intelligence to Deliver Data Insights that Help Physicians Improve Patient Outcomes and Meet ACO Goals

Clinical laboratories and pathology groups are deploying customer relationship management tools as a way to deliver more value to physicians and other providers Healthcare’s accelerating shift away from fee-for-service payment and toward value-based reimbursement presents new challenges to clinical laboratories and pathology groups. These new payment models motivate providers to seek strategic partners who can deliver added value. To succeed in this paradigm, clinical laboratories must...

Clinical Pathology Labs Should Plan on Greater Transparency in Test Prices and Patient Outcomes

At least seven states have laws mandating an on-line database showing the cost of medical treatments by different providers At both the federal and state level, the trend toward greater transparency in health-care pricing continues to spread. This is a trend which is designed to require providers—including clinical laboratories and pathology groups—to make their prices for laboratory testing easily accessible to patients and consumers. Across the nation, federal and state governments are...

Ranking the Nation’s 20 Largest Doctor Groups Reveals Surprises

Nine of the 10 largest medical groups are located on the East and West coasts When it comes to the list of the 20 largest physicians groups in the United States, Kaiser Permanente is at the top. With 7,000 physicians, Permanente Medical Group in Northern California is the nation’s largest. Number two is Southern California Permanente Medical Group, based in Pasadena, California. At number 20 is the University of Indiana School of Medicine with 1,481 physicians. This list was prepared by the...

Congress Eyes Tennessee Group’s Plan for Reforming Healthcare In United States

Health reform plan preserves patient choice and requires no new government funding As Congress gets down to the nitty gritty details of healthcare reform, a unique bipartisan proposal presented by the Rolling Hills Group, a group of Tennessee healthcare experts and community leaders, is gaining support on both sides of the aisle. This healthcare reform proposal, initially developed for a statewide program in Tennessee, has captured Congress’ attention because it meets top health care reform...