Mick Raich is the founder of Vachette Pathology. He is a nationally recognized consultant in the business of pathology and laboratory billing. His easy style and get-it-done personality have allowed him to become the industry leader in this field.
Robert Tessier earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in 1972, at UNC in Chapel Hill. For the first decade, most clients were radiology groups, including large academic medical centers. In 1982, he was retained by the Pathology Chair at Cornell/New York Hospital to establish the first private practice in NYC and was also engaged to set up fee for service at Yale Pathology. On behalf of the CT Society of Pathologists, Bob coordinated initial third party negotiations. Today, he actively manages many successful pathology groups.
His consulting focus is hospital support for Part A services and negotiates these payments both for pathologists and hospital systems. Bob has also participated in more than 200 third party contracts. Under his direction, creative deals have been developed with physician office labs that allow pathologists to bill globally. By setting up a separate entity, clients have been able to maximize income for PCCP billing. Bob is also retained by hospitals to study the fair market value of technical services and routinely performs billing system audits for Pathologists.