Friday, May 29, 2015

29 May 2015: Management of Pathology Practices

We have added 3 new articles to our Management chapter in May:

Billing Transition Issues Concerning Old Receivables, by Mick Raich, Vachette Pathology, posted 29 May 2015
Every year we assist 15 to 20 clients as they transition from one billing firm to another. The reasons for these transitions are varied; usually it boils down to a lack of performance followed by a lack of communication, sometimes both. Rest of article


Out-of-Network Labs, Pathologists May Have Some Recourse Against Insurers, by Mick Raich, Vachette Pathology, posted 15 May 2015
Out-of-network (OON) laboratories and pathologists who have been underpaid by insurers now may have some recourse. Two recent court rulings appear to clear the way for OON providers to sue insurers in federal court. Rest of article


The Impact of H.R. 2 on Your Practice & What You Need to Do, by Mick Raich, Vachette Pathology, posted 1 May 2015
Since the Senate approved the H.R. 2 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 and averted a 21% pay cut, CMS announced an effort to minimize financial effects on providers: They would institute a 10-business day processing hold for all impacted claims with dates of service April 1, 2015, and later. Rest of article

Thursday, May 28, 2015

28 May 2015: Possible new Books app

We are thinking of creating a new Pathology books app for Smart Phones / Tablets, but need your feedback.  The app would list new books recently added to the website, the most popular books year to date, and possibly other pathology related book information.  We anticipate it would be updated monthly.  Is this is something that you would use to purchase books?  Let Dr. Pernick know (helpful or not helpful or other comments) at NatPernick@gmail.com.

Friday, May 22, 2015

22 May 2015: New Membership

We have recently added Dr. Hisham Alkhalidi to our Membership page:

Basic
($100 per year)


Hisham Alkhalidi, M.D., King Saud University, Saudi Arabia (21May15)

Thank you to Dr. Alkhalidi for supporting PathologyOutlines.com! Click here to see more information on Individual Memberships.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

19 May 2015: New Jobs Report for First Quarter of 2015

We have now posted the PathologyOutlines.com Jobs Report for the First quarter of 2015.  It begins:


For this quarter, there were 113 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at PathologyOutlines.com, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 94.8% increase from the 58 job postings in the first quarter of 2014. We have excluded postings that were only for locum, PhD, residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of the 113 postings, 105 were for 1 position, 3 were for 2 positions, 2 were for 3 positions, and 3 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than one.


All of the Jobs Reports are accessible from the main Jobs Page, in the Author section, by clicking on Pathologist Jobs Report.


We have also added a new section, at the end of the Jobs Report, on Length of Postings.

Friday, May 15, 2015

15 May 2015: How are you supporting us?

PathologyOutlines.com is committed to remaining a free, no registration website.  But this is not easy to do, as we are very labor intensive, and are expanding to serve you better.  This means extra costs for employees, extra costs for authors and substantial additional costs for IT (Computer related development/maintenance).  The money has to come from somewhere.  We currently are supported by a large number of ads for pathology related jobs, conferences and fellowships, as well as corporate ads.  But this is not enough for our expansion plans.  Here is how you can help:

1. Post your pathology related Jobs, Conferences or Fellowships with us.  We provide exceptional customer service, and provide a great result, for a reasonable cost.

2. Buy online through Amazon.com, after first clicking on one of the Amazon banners or links on our Home Page, Books page or other pages.  As an affiliate partner with Amazon, they pay us about 5% of the total cost of the purchase, at no cost to you.  We appreciate your purchasing even inexpensive items through these links, because the more items purchased, the higher the rate they pay us.

3. Tell our corporate advertisers that you saw their banner at PathologyOutlines.com.  They need to know that their advertisements with us are really being seen - your comment is worth more than the statistics they receive from us.

4. Become a member of PathologyOutlines.com. You get a great T shirt and other incentives, have your name posted online and in our emails as a supporter (unless you want to be anonymous), and get our appreciation for helping to support our website.

Let me know if you have any questions.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

13 May 2015: New addition to Jobs Statistics summary report for 2014 - days posted

We have now added information about the mean, median and range of days that ads were posted on the Jobs page of PathologyOutlines.com.  For 2014, here is the additional information:

In 2013, we started keeping track of how long jobs were posted until they were removed. We remove ads when (a) the advertisers contact us and request removal, (b) we contact the advertisers (beginning 3-4 months after posting) and they request removal, or (c) the ads expire. Since we remove many ads at expiration, we cannot report totals until 182 days (nonacademic) or 365 days (academic) have elapsed since the ads were posted.

For academic jobs, we can only report ads from Q1 2014, due to the requirement that 365 days have lapsed. There were 20 ads, posted for a mean 226 days (median 208 days, range 67-365 days). If we remove the ads that continued until the expiration date, there were 13 ads, posted a mean 151 days (median 127 days, range 67-236 days).

For nonacademic jobs, we can only report ads from Q1, Q2 and Q3 2014, due to the requirement that 182 days (6 months) have lapsed. For Q1 2014, there were 39 ads, posted for a mean 140 days (median 154 days, range 32-182 days). If we remove the ads that continued until the expiration date, there were 22 ads, posted a mean 108 days (median 106 days, range 32-165 days).

For nonacademic jobs for Q2 2014, there were 39 ads, posted for a mean 130 days (median 164 days, range 22-182 days). If we remove the ads that continued until the expiration date, there were 23 ads, posted a mean 94 days (median 86 days, range 22-180 days).

For nonacademic jobs for Q3 2014, there were also 39 ads, posted for a mean 147 days (median 182 days, range 30-182 days). If we remove the ads that continued until the expiration date, there were 17 ads, posted a mean 101 days (median 103 days, range 30-170 days).


Let me know if you have any comments.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

7 May 2015: Pathology Jobs Report - 2014 summary now posted

We have now posted the 2014 Jobs Report summary, click here.  It is also available from going to the Jobs page, then click on Pathologist Jobs Report, then click on 2014 summary.

The report begins:  

For calendar year 2014, there were 351 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at PathologyOutlines.com, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 31% increase from the 267 ads posted in 2013 (see 2013 Jobs Summary). We have excluded postings that were only for locum, PhD, residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of these postings, 325 were for 1 position, 11 were for 2 positions, 1 was for 3 positions, and 14 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than one.