What Laboratory Executives Need to Remember About Compliance

  • Nov 14, 2018

The healthcare industry is in a state of near constant change in regard to regulations, payor requirements, and patient expectations. Mistakes carry reputational risks as well as the risk of substantial fines and even criminal prosecution in the most extreme cases. Compliance issues can be especially problematic if you are looking for investors or considering selling your firm, and are an...


Clinical Lab 2.0: Data Driven Strategies that Position Labs to Compete in the Changing Healthcare Landscape

  • Nov 7, 2018

Summary: Clinical Lab 2.0 facilitates thought leadership efforts to identify opportunities and threats that provide insight into laboratory operations and identify value streams to drive efficiency for the laboratory, health systems and positive outcomes for patients.Clinical Lab 2.0 is all about the future of capturing new customers, partners and markets.  For laboratories to compete, new...


Unleashing the Value of Diagnostics at the G2 Intelligence Lab Institute

  • Nov 6, 2018

Last week, XIFIN had the opportunity to present at  G2 Intelligence’s 36th Annual Lab Institute. This was an exciting experience for us to showcase our company’s innovation and deep industry expertise in helping diagnostic providers rethink their business models and refine their technologies and competitive strategies to be successful in this changing market.XIFIN executive chairman and CEO...


CMS Releases the CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule; Addresses Open PAMA Issues

  • Nov 2, 2018

Yesterday the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule on the CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program (PFS). The 2,378-page document is going to take some time to analyze, but a few sections appear to be taking good steps forward, including use of CMS-1450 14x bill type vs. NPI as the basis to identify outreach labs in the definition of “...


How to Increase Lab Revenue With an Effective TCPC Program

  • Oct 31, 2018

This year at the DPA Pathology Visions- Digital Pathology Bringing the Future Into Focus conference I will be presenting a poster on effective TCPC programs and how they can increase revenue for labs. This discussion will be based off a XIFIN study that demonstrated the current TCPC revenue opportunities a lab should evaluate.Our analysis team performed an assessment on the impact of proposed...


Keys to Lab Success From Lab Quality Confab

  • Oct 23, 2018

This year, I had the opportunity to attend Lab Quality Confab in Atlanta, Georgia with a focus on process improvement, lean, and six sigma for lab practitioners. Being that this was my first experience at this conference, I wanted to document some of the most interesting topics and presentations that I encountered.With 80% of the attendees currently working in the hospital lab environment it was...


Partnering with ASCP for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment in Africa

  • Oct 17, 2018

During his talk titled “Laboratory Information Systems for Low Income Countries: LIS for the Other 2 Billion of US” at the recent ASCP 2018 Annual Meeting, Dr. Dan Milner described how XIFIN’s cloud-based LIS will be used to facilitate access to clinical diagnostics and treatment collaboration for cancer patients in Africa.Cancer is a growing epidemic and currently one of the leading causes of...


Compliance with Privacy Regulations: An Update

  • Oct 16, 2018

Complying with privacy regulations keeps getting more complicated. We are often asked by our clients about whether they need to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other privacy regulations outside the United States. Even if you only have operations in the United States, you may be subject to the EU’s GDPR.  For example, if you advertise in...