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Lab Week 2021: Reflection and Gratitude

Once again, Lab week is upon us. As the second year celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW) in the midst of a global pandemic, it’s worth taking a moment to celebrate all our lab professionals and pathologists. Diagnostics is such a vital piece of the healthcare puzzle, and frontline laboratorians have been visible in unprecedented ways throughout the pandemic, but it is still...

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UHC Implements DEX Z-Code Requirements on Medicare Advantage Claims Starting June 1, 2021

Effective 6/1/2021, UHC will require pathology providers currently submitting a DEX Z-Code for the Medicare MolDx program to also submit their registered Z-code on UHC Medicare Advantage claims. In the same format as Medicare, the Z-code will be submitted in Loop 2400. While UHC will not require a separate registration of these z-codes, providers will need to ensure qualifying tests are...

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After Large Spikes in 2020, Diagnostic Laboratory Testing Volumes on the Decline

As XIFIN CEO Lâle White wrote in her recent LinkedIn article, the COVID-19 pandemic created many challenges for the diagnostic industry in 2020. In the preceding years, many laboratories were running lean with little excess capacity. With the surge in COVID-19 testing demand, labs had to quickly add capacity to handle the new testing volume. In addition, dynamic regulatory changes designed...

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The Remaining 20%: The Critical Role Appeals Play in Profitability (Part 2)

This blog post is part two of the series. View Part One. View Part Two. The first installment of this three part series provides data on denial trends in the pathology, molecular, and the clinical laboratory marketplace. Understanding root causes for specific denials enables us to initiate a strategic, multi-tiered approach to appeals. Measuring outcomes on all attempts to recover...

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The Remaining 20%: The Critical Role Denials Play in Lost Revenue (Part 1)

This blog post is part one of the series. View Part Two. View Part Three. In revenue cycle management we’ve always been of the mindset that 60-80% of billing is clean when the order is received and relatively simple to do well; however, it is how the remaining percentage is tackled that will determine whether your efforts are truly successful. That could never be truer than with the climate...

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UHC Announces Designated Diagnostic Provider Requirements for Coverage

On February 24, 2021, XIFIN learned that UHC has delayed the application deadline from February 28, 2021 to March 10, 2021. The go-live date of July 1, 2021 is still in place. Additional requests to confirm how places of service 81, 11, 19, 22 are impacted has been requested from UHC. XIFIN will provide additional updates as they are received. UHC recently announced plans to implement the...

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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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Streamlining Diagnostic Processes: How Dolbey Fusion Narrate Integrates with XIFIN LIS

Enjoy the following content from our partner, Dolbey. Thousands – or even millions – of data points can be recorded in and referenced from an LIS, but moving back and forth between the LIS and lab tests can drag down your productivity. With speech recognition, you can reference and record information in an LIS without a mouse and keyboard. One of the most powerful laboratory information...

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