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Pathology Practice Management

A Case-Based Guide

  • Lewis A. Hassell
  • Michael L. Talbert
  • Jane Pine Wood

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Money and the Practice of Pathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael L. Talbert
      Pages 3-15
    3. Dennis L. Padget, Lewis A. Hassell, Michael L. Talbert
      Pages 23-52
    4. Dennis L. Padget
      Pages 53-78
    5. Michael L. Talbert
      Pages 79-85
  3. Financial Management of a Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-94
    2. Linda McLean, Michael L. Talbert
      Pages 95-102
    3. Michael L. Talbert
      Pages 103-105
    4. Karim E. Sirgi
      Pages 107-121
  4. Contracting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Jane Pine Wood
      Pages 125-134
    3. Jane Pine Wood
      Pages 135-145
    4. Amelia B. Larsen
      Pages 147-157
  5. Human Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Lewis Hassell, Krista Crews, Linda McLean
      Pages 161-178
  6. Pathology Group Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Lewis A. Hassell, Michael L. Talbert, Kimball Fisher
      Pages 181-194
  7. Better Practice Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Michael L. Talbert, Lewis A. Hassell
      Pages 197-205
  8. Managing Risks and Opportunities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-208
    2. Lewis A. Hassell, Michael L. Talbert, Jane Pine Wood
      Pages 209-215
    3. Lewis A. Hassell, Michael L. Talbert, Jane Pine Wood
      Pages 217-220
    4. Lewis A. Hassell, Michael L. Talbert
      Pages 221-223
    5. Lewis Hassell, Michael L. Talbert
      Pages 225-229
    6. Lewis A. Hassell, Michael L. Talbert, Jane Pine Wood
      Pages 231-235
    7. Lewis A. Hassell, Michael L. Talbert
      Pages 237-241
    8. Lewis Hassell, Michael L. Talbert, Jane Pine Wood
      Pages 243-254
  9. Looking Ahead

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Lewis Hassell, Michael L. Talbert
      Pages 257-275
    3. Michael L. Talbert
      Pages 277-281
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 283-314

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

CPT coding Financial management HR management Practice models Risk management Succession planning

Editors and affiliations

  • Lewis A. Hassell
    • 1
  • Michael L. Talbert
    • 2
  • Jane Pine Wood
    • 3
  1. 1.Anatomic PathologyUniversity of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterOklahoma CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterOklahoma CityUSA
  3. 3.McDonald Hopkins LLCDennisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22954-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22953-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22954-6
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