PIMS Introduces PathX 5.0: The New Path for Path Labs

The Most Advanced Laboratory Information System for the Anatomic Laboratory

Tampa, FL, December 14, 2011 – Physicians Independent Management Services, Inc. (PIMS), a nationwide medical billing and practice management services provider, is proud to introduce its fifth version of PathX, a feature-rich anatomic pathology software platform.  PathX 5.0, will offer innovative features including customizable test order lists, test results tracking, case auditing, and incident tracking.  PathX 5.0 also provides pre-billing support, with CPT codes, ICD-9 codes, and vendor-specific fee schedules.

PathX’s intuitive platform provides a complete set of tools needed to keep the modern day laboratory ahead of the curve.  Developed and refined by pathologists over the past seven years, PathX 5.0 is a feature-rich software package that exceeds expectations set by the most demanding user, providing seamless case tracking throughout each stage of the workflow process. Focusing on the diverse specialists within the laboratory setting and the individual demands placed on the laboratory information system (LIS), cases can easily be tracked from data entry to lab technician, to pathologist, to transcriptionist, and finally out to the referring physician.  Additional PathX functionality was designed to include automated pathologist case assignment based upon specialties, schedule, and client preference, as well as digital imaging functionality, specimen tracking by customizable fields, and lab/client/pathologist summary reports.  Since 2004, PathX has remained true to its distinct promise of providing an all-inclusive LIS; to that end, with multiple report distribution options included at no additional cost.

Utilizing the latest technology on the market, PathX 5.0 has been designed to integrate seamlessly with hospital information systems (HIS), electronic health records (EHRs), medical billing systems and other equipment with send/receive capabilities.  PathX is hosted within PIMS’ state of the art data center located in Tampa, Florida, with daily replication to a Homeland Security protected Tier-4 disaster recovery site. PathX is compliant with both the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) and the recently enacted, Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (“HITECH”) Act, ensuring your laboratory remains compliant with industry regulations impacting the healthcare sector.

“PathX’s intuitive design allows my employees to easily maneuver the system and efficiently enter cases, coding and billing, thereby increasing our productivity,” said Loretta Sayles, Laboratory Director of Reliance Pathology Partners. “PathX is infinitely customizable, ever evolving, and configured to meet the needs of each pathologist, lab technician and everyday user. PathX grows as we grow.”

About PIMS:
Founded in 1998, Physicians Independent Management Services, Inc. (PIMS) is one of America’s leading full-service Medical Billing and Practice Management Services companies, also offering a robust Laboratory Information System focused on anatomic pathology practices. www.pims-inc.com

Media Contacts:
Physicians Independent Management Services, Inc.  (866) 944-0404  
Dr. Keith Pautler, MD, President  pautlerk@pims-inc.com  (813) 490-7206 (W)
Chris Hazelwood, CPA,  CFO hazelwoodc@pims-inc.com (813) 490-7279 (W)