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Practicing pathology as a health care contractor. Business planning for managed care



Practicing pathology as a health care contractor. Business planning for managed care



Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 119(7): 612-7; Discussion 617-8



Managed care requires a pathology practice to take on the role of a health care contractor whose existence depends on obtaining, managing, and renewing competitively bid contracts for the group's services. This presentation is a primer on how to write a formal business plan for a pathology practice using a model case study to illustrate, among several business issues, the differences between and the key elements for success in operating a pathology practice in both fee-for-service and capitated managed care environments.

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