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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Challenges, Patient Engagement, and Denial TrendsMany trends in payor behaviors and reimbursement go unnoticed due to outdated RCM...

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Is Your Lab Embracing the ‘Consumerism in Healthcare’ Era? It Should.

Enjoy the following content from our partner, FrontRunnerHC. The concept of consumerism in healthcare has evolved over the years, and whether we are in support of it or not, we must trust that the industry landscape has a new driver: the patient. The patient is taking charge of their healthcare more than ever. As consumers, they are proactively researching the different service options available...

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Upsurge of Medical Necessity Denials Fueled by ICD-10

One perhaps unexpected impact of the adoption of ICD-10 codes in 2015 was the dramatic increase in medical necessity denials of clinical laboratory tests. In an interview for The Dark Report (November 25, 2019 edition), Kyle Fetter, XIFIN Executive Vice President and General Manager, stated the increased data provided by additional diagnosis codes has led to health insurers requesting...

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AI Advances from Theoretical to Practical

For years artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare has been a theoretical pipe dream, but as we approach the year 2020, practical AI applications seem to be becoming more of a reality. While AI machines will not be replacing human physicians in the near future, there are many other ways that these AI and machine learning technologies can assist in the health system.According to a BMJ...

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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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Enabling Precision Medicine Through AI

Enjoy the following content from our partner, Fabric Genomics. Precision medicine is of growing interest for healthcare providers and hospitals. The Precision Medicine Initiative defined precision medicine as an "emerging approach for disease prevention and treatment that takes into account people's individual variations in genes, environment, and lifestyle." At...

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IDC Makes the Case for Purpose-Built Revenue Cycle Management Solutions

In September, International Data Corporation (IDC) released a new white paper, “Making a Case for Purpose-Built RCM: How Actionable Data and Lab Visibility Benefits Health Systems.” In this paper, IDC research director, Mutaz Shegewi outlines the many reasons that a laboratory-specific revenue cycle management (RCM) system is the best choice for hospital and health system outreach laboratories.In...

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How to Succeed as CIO in the New Decade

Enjoy the following content from our customer, Sonora Quest Laboratories. Have you ever wondered about the real meaning and purpose of a Chief Information Officer (CIO)? In today’s complex technological environment, it can have many meanings and require diverse expertise as will be shown in this blog post. Initially, however, the CIO role and title was created in...

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