by Eleanor Herriman and Tim Kuruvilla
What is anatomic pathology’s (AP) role in value-based healthcare? How can AP groups best position themselves for what’s to come? How can pathologists define and ensure better transparency to add to the value and efficiency that AP services deliver? These are questions being asked by many in the AP field, and the answers are not trivial.
We’re all familiar with the challenges we face in our industry: declining reimbursement, policy changes, consolidation, and staff shortages. Let’s look at some of the measures AP labs are taking to navigate the challenges that are inevitably coming their way, including taking a patient-centric approach to quality, driving efficiency, and highlighting AP value.