Blog Posts by Date: Feb 2013

Forward Thinking - Optimistic Outlook for Molecular Diagnostics

  • February 28, 2013

Like NIH, the AMA shifts into gear seeking stakeholder input and technology solutions to meet the demands of the fast paced developments in molecular diagnostics. XIFIN supports the concept of transparency and open standards for exchanging data with physicians, providers and payors as facilitated by a web based registry. Rapid advancements in...


Gap-fill vs. Crosswalk, Ready to Rumble

  • February 5, 2013

Background: Crosswalking vs. Gap-filling In accordance with §531(b) of the Benefits Improvement and Protection Act of 2000 (BIPA), CMS solicits public comments on determining payment amounts for new laboratory tests. CMS employs one of two approaches to establishing payment amounts for new laboratory test codes, crosswalking and gap-filling....


Finding Success in the New Molecular Test Reimbursement Paradigm

  • February 4, 2013

The entire diagnostics market has been watching carefully as two major Medicare carriers rolled out new pricing for molecular pathology codes this week. Industry leaders and financial experts flooded the web with their forecasts of the likely impact on small and large labs around the country and around the world. Twitter and LinkedIn Groups are...