Part A and Performance Incentives in the Era of COVID-19

Robert Tessier, President and Panelist for the Panel of National Pathology Leaders and Senior Reimbursement Consultant for HBP Services, gave an online presentation on November 12, 2020 as part of The Dark Intelligence Group’s COVID-19 STAT Briefings. The topic, “Part A and Performance Incentives in the Era of COVID-19”, offered participants the chance to learn about opportunities to structure value-based Part A performance incentives in a hospital contract; understand how these arrangements are grouped by clinical and management deliverables and include specific calculations on how to quantify each result; and see how actual experience is used to put this new income in context with current Part A support. You can stream the presentation at this link.

Part A and Performance-Based Incentives

On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, Robert Tessier, Senior Consultant at HBP Services and President of the Panel of National Pathology Leaders hosted the 2020 Executive War College’s first-ever “Virtual Meet-Up.” The topic of his talk was Part A and Performance-Based Incentives, during which he explained that performance-based incentives are a new concept for Pathologists and hospitals. He noted that generating “value” should be a significant component of hospital contracts and went on to explain how to implement an effective program to incentivize Pathologists using actual KPIs (key performance indicators), quality metrics and contractual examples.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Robert Tessier, Senior Reimbursement Consultant for HBP, discusses updates to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for Pathologists and Laboratories in the July 2020 edition of Laboratory Economics. SEE FULL ARTICLE HERE

HBP offers Financial Crisis Management Services

The coronavirus pandemic has led to one of the worst fiscal crises in modern history. HBP has developed a series of recommendations for Pathologists to maximize revenue and minimize loss. Read more about our HBP Financial Crisis Management Services

Covid-19 Relief

HBP’s senior reimbursement consultant, Robert H. Tessier, addresses the current COVID-19 health crisis in the April 20, 2020 issue of The Dark Report. To download the article, “Labs May Qualify for Relief Under New Federal Laws,” Click here

2018 HBP Pathologist Productivity Survey

HBP recently released its 2018 HBP Pathologist Productivity Survey. Here are some highlights from the report:

    1. HBP’s  2018 Survey includes data for 478 full-time pathologists. This is more than twice the number included in our most recent 2016 survey.
    2. The number of groups increased from 17 groups in 2016 to 44 groups in 2018.
    3. The AVERAGE wRVUs per pathologist varied by less than 1% from 2016.
    4. The MEDIAN value per pathologist was 4% lower than 2016.

HBP would like to acknowledge the contributions of all the participants in this year’s survey, with a special thanks to Mick Raich and the staff of Vachette Pathology.

If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the full report, please contact Robert Tessier at