Pathology service line: A model for accountable care organizations at an academic medical center

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Abstract

Accountable care is designed to manage the health of patients using a capitated cost model rather than fee for service. Pay for performance is an attempt to use quality and not service reduction as the way to decrease costs. Pathologists will have to demonstrate value to the system. This value will include (1) working with clinical colleagues to optimize testing protocols, (2) reducing unnecessary testing in both clinical and anatomic pathology, (3) guiding treatment by helping to personalize therapy, (4) designing laboratory information technology solutions that will promote and facilitate accurate, complete data mining, and (5) administering efficient cost-effective laboratories. The pathology service line was established to improve the efficiency of delivering pathology services and to provide more effective support of medical center programs. We have used this model effectively at the Montefiore Medical Center for the past 14 years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)629-631
Number of pages3
JournalHuman Pathology
Volume43
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2012

Keywords

  • Accountable Care Organization
  • Pathology Service Line

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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