Health Care Development Services, Inc. (HCDS) is a management consulting firm founded in 1981 dedicated to pathology and laboratory services. As the country’s longest standing firm providing these services, we have represented more than 350 hospitals, pathology groups, and multi-hospital health care systems to focus on strategic issues. As shown on the Client List pages of our website, our clients have included the most prestigious health care systems and pathology groups in the country. In addition to our strategic focus, we have helped clients consider and resolve operational, organizational, market, and financial issues.

We have represented 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 in a wide variety of client engagements. HCDS consultants retain active memberships in national professional societies and industry associations. HCDS consultants 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. Our specialized expertise, coupled with highly personalized service and a proven track record, helps our clients accomplish their goals. We always put our clients first, and are committed to helping them to meet the challenges of today’s highly competitive health care marketplace.

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