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Seven Factors to an Effective Compliance Program

This is the second article of a multi-part series on the many dimensions of compliance related to diagnostic providers, independent device testing facilities (IDTFs), and hospital outreach laboratory services. The responsibility of compliance does not rest on the shoulders of one individual or committee. Compliance responsibility for laboratories, IDTFs, pathology practices, and hospital outreach...


Building an Effective Compliance Program and Compliant Diagnostic Systems That Work: An Overview

The healthcare industry is in a state of constant change in laws, regulations, reimbursement and payor requirements, and commercial and patient expectations. It is hard for any individual healthcare provider to keep up with all of these changes. The diagnostic business, in particular, is under pressure to stay in compliance. Over the course of the next several weeks, the XIFIN Beyond Billing Blog...


Effective Compliance Programs are Essential to Manage Risk While Driving Growth for IDTFs (Part 4 of 4)

In the final part of this four-part blog series, we focus on effective compliance programs for independent device testing facilities (IDTFs) revenue cycle management (RCM). If you missed the first three blog posts, you could find them here.Any review of the RCM process needs to include compliance considerations. Compliance requirements keep changing, and a misstep can result in lost revenues,...


Protecting Customer Data: Focus on Physical Security

Protected Health Information (PHI) is a desirable and lucrative target of hackers and cybercriminals around the world. When sold on the black market, PHI is projected to be up to 40 times more valuable than a credit card record, particularly if it contains social security numbers. According to the 2020 Trustwave Global Security Report, a healthcare data record may be valued at up to $250 per...