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Three Questions You Should Be Asking to Determine if the No Surprises Act Applies to You

How do the billing protections established under the No Surprises Act impact my group?This is what everyone is asking. It’s a very complex question that isn’t answered with a simple yes or no. However, listed below are three questions you should ask to determine if any of your services are impacted by the No Surprise Act legislation.*  Is the...

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No Surprises Act: Your Top Questions Answered - Part 2

This blog is part two of a blog series focusing on answering the most common questions regarding the No Surprises Act. View Part One, which focused on questions related to providing a good faith estimate and obtaining patient consent.The No Surprises Act (NSA) — which provides patient protections by addressing surprise billing and banning balance billing — has many people wondering which parts of...

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No Surprises Act: Your Top Questions Answered - Part 1

The No Surprises Act (NSA), which went into effect on January 1, has many providers scrambling. The No Surprises Act provided protections for patients who unknowingly receive care from an out-of-network provider by addressing surprise billing and banning balance billing. Implementing the requirements of the No Surprises Act will require a new level of coordination between providers, payors, and...

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One LIS for All Your Laboratories

As you grow and extend the geographic footprint of your lab business, your laboratory information system (LIS) need not be a limitation. Today it is practical—and beneficial—to unify all your lab locations on a single LIS installation. Doing so provides for better operations management and reporting.After an acquisition or merger, you may be faced with having to integrate different lab...

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Pathology Clinical Consultations 2022 Code Additions

The 2022 changes to the CPT codebook include a makeover for the Pathology Clinical Consultation section, eliminating the 80500 and 80502 codes that have been in use since 1997. The CAP CPT Editorial Panel proposed a review of the 80500 and 80502 codes after a study identified these services as potentially misvalued in addition to noting discrepancies in code assignment and utilization. Discussion...

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2022 MIPS Final Rule Changes and 8 Key Takeaways for Pathology Practices

Based on their practice size, specialty, location, or patient population, clinicians have two tracks to choose from in the CMS Quality Payment Program: Participants who qualify as Advanced APM participants receive a 5% incentive for achieving threshold levels of payments and patients. All other eligible clinicians are required to participate under...

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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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University of Southern California (USC) Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine — An Outreach Success Story

The University of Southern California (USC) Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is one of the largest and most acclaimed in the country, with nationally and internationally renowned physicians on its staff. When the team at USC decided to open an outreach laboratory to expand their lab services to the community, the department chose XIFIN, Inc. as its pathology laboratory information...

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