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Top 5 Blog Posts of 2022

As always, XIFIN’s Beyond Billing blog kept abreast of key issues and hot topics within the healthcare industry, staying especially in tune with legislative proposals that can potentially impact reimbursement and revenue.Here are the top blogs of 2022, with far-ranging topics that include PAMA and SALSA, the No Surprises Act, digital pathology, and revenue cycle management. 1. Laboratory Test...

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It’s Important to Know How Your LIS Stacks Up. Take This Survey to Find Out.

The laboratory information system (LIS) plays a vital role in diagnostics. The LIS is the workhorse of the lab and is vital to day-to-day workflow and functionality. This essential system supports operational efficiency, testing capacity, timely specimen reporting, analytics, and business reporting.Many labs continue to use homegrown or on-premise systems that do not take advantage of the many...

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Take a Long, Hard Look at Your LIS

Laboratory testing is always changing with new technologies and ever-expanding test menus that have complex requirements around reporting, authorizations, reimbursements, and specimen processing. All of these changes impact your laboratory information system (LIS). To thrive in this dynamic environment, you need an LIS that can keep up with industry changes, throughput requirements, user...

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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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