Blog Posts by Date: May 2019


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...

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Key Themes from the Precision Medicine Institute Symposium

Earlier this month I attended the Precision Medicine Institute Symposium 2019 in New Orleans where I had the privilege of presenting Precision Medicine Informatics: What Hospitals, Physicians, and Payers Need to Know about Challenges, Approaches, and Best Practices. The one and a half day symposium organized by the Dark Intelligence Group...

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New Study Demonstrates GAO’s PAMA Report Based on Faulty Assumptions

In a XIFIN blog post from April 5, we address that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report entitled, “Medicare Laboratory Tests Implementation of New Rates May Lead to Billions in Excess Payments” appears to demonstrate a misunderstanding of how price and panel bundling work in laboratory billing and reimbursement.The report appears to...

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The First Steps in Preparing for the PAMA Reporting Period (Part 1)

Solid reporting from all applicable laboratories is the key to mitigate future PAMA fee schedule cuts. This means labs need to be able to report on actual allowables vs. payments, validate the accuracy of payments, and optimize appeals activity to avoid under-reporting payments. All applicable labs are included in the current data collection...

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Improving Reimbursement for Remote Patient Monitoring and Medical Devices by Leveraging Real World Data

The diagnostic industry is benefiting from new innovation and data collection opportunities provided by telemetry, wearable diagnostics, and remote patient monitoring devices. These devices are collecting more patient diagnostic and monitoring information than ever before. They also help to save time in the diagnosis and treatment process, reduce...

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