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Effective Billing Strategies to Drive Growth and Value While Decreasing Total Cost of Billing for IDTFs (Part 2 of 4)

Jessica SubletteDirector of Revenue Cycle, XIFIN Marissa GeracheSenior Customer Service & Account Manager of MDx, XIFIN As we explored in part 1 of this 4-part series, many companies in the independent diagnostic testing facilities (IDFT) business fail to recognize just how...

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Selecting a Purpose-Built Lab RCM and Service Is the Right First Step ― But They’re Not All Equal

Over the past year, leading global IT research and advisory firm, International Data Corporation (IDC) published a paper and participated in a webinar discussing the benefits for hospitals and health system laboratories in choosing purpose-built revenue cycle management (RCM) systems. In the IDC paper, research director Mutaz Shegewi examines the specific benefits for hospitals and health systems...

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Hottest Blog Topics of 2019

In 2019 we discussed many thought-provoking topics and trends regarding laboratories, medical billing, revenue cycle management, and much more. Here is a short recap of the top 5 most-influential blog posts:1. Hidden Landmines in Revenue Cycle Management: Industry Challenges, Patient Engagement, and Denial TrendsMany trends in payor behaviors and reimbursement go unnoticed due to outdated RCM...

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3 Steps to Ease the Prior Authorization Burden

Enjoy the following content from our partner, Infinx. It’s no secret that prior authorization (PA) requirements create a time-intensive burden that delays patient care and takes providers and staff away from their clinical activities only to spend that time with administrative tasks and redundant paperwork. The American Hospital Association (AHA) reported that...

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Accurate Patient Responsibility Estimates Dramatically Improve the Patient Experience

Customer experience is one of the most significant long-term differentiators in healthcare and diagnostics, as it is in virtually all other sectors. There is a direct correlation between customer experience and engagement, and consumers have been trained to expect more when it comes to service and experience by companies such as Amazon, Apple, and Southwest Airlines. A survey of 1,000 patients...

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Hidden Landmines in Revenue Cycle Management: Industry Challenges, Patient Engagement, and Denial Trends (Part 1)

This is the first post of a three-part blog series focused on key areas of business performance management for pathology practices, hospital outreach programs, diagnostic laboratories, and molecular diagnostic providers. The other blog posts in this series can be found here:  Part 2 and Part 3 A number of trends in payor behaviors and...

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Simplifying Prior Authorizations

“That’s going to need a prior authorization” are words no healthcare provider, diagnostic provider, or patient wants to hear. Today, the process of obtaining prior authorizations is complex, disorganized, and highly manual. Patients often have no visibility into the process which leaves them frustrated, and in certain instances, they abandon treatment altogether.1 Unlike other pre-service...

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Benefits of RCM and LIS Integration

With the recent releases of both XIFIN RPM 10 and XIFIN LIS 5, our Revenue Cycle Management and Laboratory Information Systems, I thought it would be helpful to highlight some of the key benefits of integrating these two technologies.While both solutions provide many tangible benefits, you will see that their combined capabilities deliver even greater return: Intelligent automationHighly...

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