The authors discuss useful tools and tricks of the trade in pathology practice management. In-depth chapters on coding and billing by nationally known consultant Dennis Padget will prepare you to evaluate coding and billing practices. Noted law experts Jane Pine Wood and Amelia Larsen, attorneys at McDonald Hopkins, highlight key issues in employment, insurance, and hospital contracts and provide examples of how to deal with tricky issues. Sections on human resources and group dynamics take on the vexing issues that people bring to work. Finally, the authors identify current trends and reason how these might play out. In providing a broad overview of pathology practice management, each chapter employs a didactic framework, including one or more scenarios to illustrate challenges encountered by the writers. This case-based approach facilitates interactive learning and will thus be particularly useful to pathology training programs. Whatever your stage in the field-from resident to senior pathologist, including those in leadership roles-Pathology Practice Management: A Case-Based Guide is essential reading.
Section 1 Money and the Practice of Pathology Chapter 1 Healthcare Finance and the Pathology Practice Chapter 2 The Trend towards Outcomes, Accountable Care and Value-based Purchasing Chapter 3 Coding and Billing Chapter 4 Revenue Cycle Management Chapter 5 Applying the Knowledge Chapter 6 Current Major Trends and Considerations for the Future Section 2 Financial Management of a Practice Overview Chapter 7 The Income Statement Chapter 8 More Complex Arrangements Chapter 9 Practice Sales and Mergers Section 3 Contracting Chapter 10 Payor Contracts Chapter 11 Hospital Contracts Chapter 12 Pathologist Employment Contracts Section 4 Human Resources Chapter 13 Human Resources (HR) Management Section 5 Pathology Group Issues Chapter 14 Group Dynamics Section 6 Better Practice Management Chapter 15 Skills and Tools for Better Practice Management Section 7 Managing Risks and Opportunities Chapter 16 Professional Liability Risk Chapter 17 Corporate and General Liability Chapter 18 Disaster Risks and Preparedness Planning Chapter 19 Market and Valuation Risks Chapter 20 Technologic and Regulatory Risks Chapter 21 Opportunities and Entrepreneurism Chapter 22 Identifying and Capitalizing on Opportunities Section 8 Looking Ahead Chapter 23 The High Performing Practice into the Future Chapter 24 Bringing It All Together Appendix A Cases for Discussion Appendix B You and Your Environment: Cases for Group Discussion