Friday, May 29, 2015

29 May 2015: Management of Pathology Practices

We have added 3 new articles to our Management chapter in May:

Billing Transition Issues Concerning Old Receivables, by Mick Raich, Vachette Pathology, posted 29 May 2015
Every year we assist 15 to 20 clients as they transition from one billing firm to another. The reasons for these transitions are varied; usually it boils down to a lack of performance followed by a lack of communication, sometimes both. Rest of article

Out-of-Network Labs, Pathologists May Have Some Recourse Against Insurers, by Mick Raich, Vachette Pathology, posted 15 May 2015
Out-of-network (OON) laboratories and pathologists who have been underpaid by insurers now may have some recourse. Two recent court rulings appear to clear the way for OON providers to sue insurers in federal court. Rest of article

The Impact of H.R. 2 on Your Practice & What You Need to Do, by Mick Raich, Vachette Pathology, posted 1 May 2015
Since the Senate approved the H.R. 2 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 and averted a 21% pay cut, CMS announced an effort to minimize financial effects on providers: They would institute a 10-business day processing hold for all impacted claims with dates of service April 1, 2015, and later. Rest of article

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