BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 6th – HealthCare Appraisers, Inc., a leading healthcare valuation firm with offices nationwide, released its new publication, A Comprehensive Guide to Pathology Arrangements. The guide provides an overview of key concepts and terminology used in pathology as well as a more in-depth description of the five most common pathology service arrangements HealthCare Appraisers has observed through its work with health system clients across the country. A complimentary download is available at:

“We’ve had a number of requests for a document of this type and we wanted to respond to that need and share the content more broadly,” said David W. Sands, CVA, director at HealthCare Appraisers. “Our firm has provided fair market value (FMV) opinions for several hundred, single and multi-component pathology compensation arrangements for health systems and hospitals, life sciences companies, private equity backed physician practice management organizations, and physician practices. We prepared this guide to share the benefit of our experience and to help “demystify” some of the nuances in this specialty.”

As the publication outlines, many hospitals operate laboratories that require pathologist oversight. While administrative oversight for hospital departments is often obtained through traditional medical directorships, pathology administrative services are often embedded in comprehensive services arrangements, the likes of which do not typically exist for other hospital-based specialties. This guide details the various services that may be provided under the five most common pathology compensation arrangements.

HealthCare Appraisers has pathology-related compensation valuation expertise in employment agreements, professional and administrative oversight services, technical and professional fee-for-service testing, specialized laboratory testing, autopsy services, laboratory management arrangements, outreach laboratory services, and marketing arrangements.

HealthCare Appraisers’ contributing experts to the publication are David W. Sands, CVA, director and Fred M. Lara, CFA, ASA, CVA, partner. HealthCare Appraisers’ team members are compensation valuation experts who regularly present at national conferences and produce highly cited published insights. 

HealthCare Appraisers, Inc. is a pioneer in the field of healthcare valuation and advisory services and is recognized for its thought leadership and proven track record. With eight offices strategically located throughout the country and 100+ dedicated team members, HealthCare Appraisers works with clients – ranging from small, solo physician practices to large, national hospitals and healthcare systems – in all 50 states and abroad.