Blog Posts by Date: Aug 2011

August 30 Deadline to Oppose CMS' Proposed Professional Component Cuts Approaching

  • August 26, 2011

CMS has proposed to implement a Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction (MPPR) on the professional component for any combination of CT, MRI, and/or Ultrasound exams beginning January 2012. This MPPR would have broad reimbursement implications, including a 50% reduction when a radiologist interprets two or more exams from any combination of these...


5010 National Testing Week: Join LinkedIn Group on Payor Readiness

  • August 22, 2011

In light of CMS' National Version 5010 Testing Week, XIFIN is hosting a 5010 Readiness - Payor Testing group on LinkedIn and we would like to extend an invitation to you to join the group. The goal is to cooperatively work as a community to share real-life experiences related to the HIPAA X12 version 5010. We can all benefit from being better...


Revenue Cycle Management Systems: Your New Best Friend in the Emerging Regulatory Environment

  • August 4, 2011

This article, Expanding role of RCM, ICD-10, MDx, was recent published in MLO highlighting that laboratory stakeholders are in the midst of a perfect storm of healthcare legislation, technology innovation, and government regulation, ranging from the ICD-10 transition to comparative effectiveness research (CER) to exciting advancements in molecular...


How to Apply for CMS Date of Service Demo

  • August 1, 2011

The CMS Date of Service Demo is in the forefront for laboratories especially those with high complexity tests often with built-in algorithms. The goal of the demo is to allow for separate payment to laboratories with these complex tests billed with a date of service that would under standard Medicare rules be bundled into the payment to the...