Health Care Development Services, Inc. (HCDS) is a hospital laboratory and pathology management consulting firm formed in 1981. We are the country’s longest standing firm providing hospital pathology and laboratory management consulting services. For more than thirty-three years, we have helped hospitals, multi-hospital health care systems, and pathology groups with operational, organizational, market, and financial issues. We have also worked with the American Hospital Association, and helped author the AHA white paper on the CLIA regulations. We also represented AHA during CMS regulatory hearings regarding proposed rules for competitive bidding for Medicare outpatient laboratory services.

Our consultants have long established careers in every facet of hospital laboratory and pathology services. Since, 1981, we have applied these areas of knowledge regarding a wide variety of client engagements to more than 350 clients across the country. HCDS consultants retain active memberships in national and local industry associations, and have been awarded recognition as speakers and authors from organizations such as the American Hospital Association, the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the College of American Pathologists, the Health Care Financial Management Association, and the American College of Health Care Executives.

We are dedicated to our clients’ success, and share their commitment to quality patient care. That is why our analyses incorporate detailed reviews of medical staff, nursing, and laboratory staff views of service demands and organizational relationships. Our specialized expertise, coupled with highly personalized service and a proven track record, helps our clients accomplish their goals. We are committed to providing our clients with strategies to enable their hospital/health care system meet the challenges of delivering high quality, cost-effective laboratory pathology services.

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