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Pathology Laboratories Need Unique LIS Capabilities

Anatomic pathology laboratories receive multiple specimen types including pathology, IHC, molecular, next-gen sequencing, FLOW, cytogenetics, FISH, clinical trials, and specialty testing. This is why anatomic pathology laboratories require a sophisticated laboratory information system (LIS) with enhanced capabilities that can manage everything from routine to highly complex cases. The right...

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New CPT Digital Pathology Codes Help Make the Case for AI-Driven Digital Pathology Workflows

Updated August 2, 2022. The College of American Pathologists (CAP), working with the American Medical Association (AMA) CPT Editorial Panel, has successfully advocated for the inclusion of (13) new digital pathology add-on codes to be effective January 1, 2023. According to the CAP, these new digital pathology CPT codes will be “used to report additional clinical staff work and service...

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My Predictions for the Coming Year: A New Blueprint for Healthcare

These past two years have been a period of change, during which COVID dramatically shifted the focus to the importance of diagnostic testing. In fact, with the Omicron surge putting a further spotlight on the fact that testing is still needed even with widespread vaccinations, TIME has labelled 2022 “the year of testing.” Alongside this increased focus, however, are ongoing financial and...

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The Right Strategic Partnership Enables Pathology Practices to Maximize Financial Performance and Patient Care

Most of the individuals I know that have pursued careers in healthcare, have done so for one reason — they want to help people. With that responsibility it is inherent that patient care is a constant priority.  As revenue margins continue to compress under pressure due to reimbursement cuts and the increased cost of doing business, it is more important than ever that medical practices and...

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Transforming Diagnostic Service Delivery: One Lab’s Experience Integrating a Digital Pathology Platform and an LIS

Medicine has gone digital. This digital transformation can be seen in the rapid adoption of telemedicine, the use of digital radiology and medical imaging, and in precision medicine molecular and genomic testing. This post looks at how one laboratory, Cernostics, went digital through the implementation of a whole slide imaging and digital pathology platform integrated with an LIS. This integrated...

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Pathology Denial Metrics and Implementing a Strategic Appeals Processes

Pathology practices are becoming increasingly inundated with added requirements for prior authorization and medical necessity documentation. Insurance requirements are becoming more onerous, and lines are increasingly blurred around what is required for claims to meet individual payor standards for reimbursement. Failure to meet a single requirement, on even a small percentage of claims, is...

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Digital Pathology Trends and the Impact of COVID-19 on Speed of Adoption

Digital pathology was introduced decades ago as a way for sharing digital images across laboratories, enabling pathologists to work together on cases and enhance the accuracy of diagnostic techniques. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. adoption of digital pathology lagged behind most other developed countries.The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of digital pathology in this country for...

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Digital Pathology Goes Mainstream

Enjoy the following content from our partner, Proscia. COVID-19 has disrupted laboratory medicine in many ways, causing a strong need for new testing, social distancing, and telemedicine.The pandemic has been especially challenging for pathology, which has remained mostly unchanged over the last 150 years. The field has held onto its traditional practices centering around a pathologist reading...

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