SOURCE: CBLPath

CBLPath

September 20, 2010 09:00 ET

CBLPath Launches Best Practice™ Partnership Program

Enabling Revenue Growth, Enhancing Patient Care for Community-Based Pathologists

RYE BROOK, NY--(Marketwire - September 20, 2010) - Community-based pathologists have been watching specialty anatomic pathology laboratories erode their market share. These national labs have a significant advantage due to access to technology and electronic connectivity, and service features which are driving pathology out of the local community and into their centralized laboratories. Today, combined with their historically rich local relationships, community-based pathologists have an advantage of their own -- CBLPath's Best Practice™ Partnership Program.

The Best Practice Partnership Program is comprised of a full range of business and technology services enabling community-based pathologists to more successfully compete against sub-specialized, larger, centralized testing laboratories. The program consists of five components: Sales and Marketing; Information Technology through LabIS™, CBLPath's proprietary pathology management system; Medical Operations; Lab Operations; and Managed Care and Billing.

"Our business has experienced tremendous growth since its inception," said Tom Curtis, CBLPath's Vice President of Marketing. "Our growth is attributed to the same five components we are offering our clients through Best Practice. By becoming a Best Practice Partner, community-based pathologists can enhance the level of patient care they provide with the resources of a national reference laboratory behind them."

CBLPath has embraced the industry convergence of anatomic, molecular and digital pathology. The organization is providing its Partners with 400 employees, more than 30 of which are board-certified sub-specialty pathologists, access to accurate, definitive molecular testing and landmark digital pathology systems. Through Best Practice, community-based pathologists are able to provide better medicine to their patients and a wider breadth of service to their own clients.

"While other centralized labs are competing with the local pathologist for business, CBLPath recognizes a natural synergy between our lab and the local pathologist," said David Bryant, CBLPath's President and Chief Commercial Officer. "We created the Best Practice Partnership Program to empower local pathologists to thrive in this competitive market, keeping medicine local."

CBLPath will showcase the Best Practice Partnership Program at the CAP '10 meeting next week in Chicago. For more information about Best Practice, please visit www.CBLPath.com/bestpractice.

About CBLPath
CBLPath is a national specialty lab offering a full convergence of anatomic, molecular and digital pathology services. The company provides a one-stop solution for comprehensive sub-specialized diagnostics, and timely, accurate, patient-centered disease management guidance. Through its Best Practice ™ Partnership Program, CBLPath partners with pathologists to help them grow their practices, while giving them the ability to stay independent and "keep medicine local." The company also provides sub-specialty physicians access to comprehensive, high-quality testing in their local market. Founded in 1988, CBLPath established a reputation for providing timely, highly accurate diagnoses along with extraordinary customer service and a true patient-centered commitment. For more about the company, please visit www.CBLPath.com.