Blog Posts by Date: Oct 2020


Digital Pathology Trends and the Impact of COVID-19 on Speed of Adoption

Digital pathology was introduced decades ago as a way for sharing digital images across laboratories, enabling pathologists to work together on cases and enhance the accuracy of diagnostic techniques. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. adoption of digital pathology lagged behind most other developed countries.The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the...

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Consider Closing Out the Year Strong With an Accounts Receivable (AR) Clean-up

Enjoy the following content from our partner, FrontRunnerHC. If you’re like most organizations, 2020 has impacted your patient volume and cash collection, so capturing every dollar of the revenue you’re entitled to is critical. Recently, I wrote an article featured in Beckers Hospital Review about three key reasons claims are piling up in your...

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The CDC Offers a Multi-Virus Testing Option with the CDC Influenza SARS-CoV-2 (Flu SC2) Multiplex Assay

With flu season typically starting in October and peaking between December and February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed two tests that identify the COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2). The latest of these two tests, called the CDC Influenza SARS-CoV-2 (Flu SC2) Multiplex Assay, tests for influenza A and B viruses as...

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XIFIN Client and Patient Portals Improve Retention and Accelerate Reimbursements

Typically, if a patient has a question about a bill they receive for laboratory testing, they must call the laboratory to get those questions answered. They also must call the laboratory to request a payment plan, if they cannot afford to pay their entire balance at once. In some cases, patients even need to call the laboratory to pay a balance by...

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The Cost of Preserving the Status Quo – It’s Not an All or Nothing Decision Anymore

Whether you’re a laboratory, pathology practice, molecular diagnostic provider, remote patient monitoring organization, or one of the nation’s largest hospitals offering ancillary services, factors causing revenue compression are threatening your bottom line. They include: Testing volume and reimbursement related to COVID-19. With volume initially...

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Automation of Prior Authorizations and Appeals is Possible and Key to Reducing Costs

Many issues are challenging diagnostic providers’ ability to maximize payor reimbursements, such as the significant increase in required prior authorizations (PAs) and the high cost of appeals.These issues are even more difficult for laboratories and remote patient monitoring device companies using traditional billing systems that have few or no...

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Digital Pathology Goes Mainstream

Enjoy the following content from our partner, Proscia. COVID-19 has disrupted laboratory medicine in many ways, causing a strong need for new testing, social distancing, and telemedicine.The pandemic has been especially challenging for pathology, which has remained mostly unchanged over the last 150 years. The field has held onto its traditional...

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UHC Suspends Prior Auth Requirements for Trichomonas & Candida, Will Adopt CMS Billing Policy for Prostates on January 1, 2021

Suspension of Trichomonas and Candida Prior Auth Requirements Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, for all commercial and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan plans included in the genetic and molecular testing program, UHC will be suspending prior authorization and notification requirements for the following three genetic and molecular CPT codes performed in an...

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