Blog Posts by Date: Mar 2020


Laboratories on the Front Lines: Battling COVID-19

With the US now the new epicenter of COVID-19 incidents, laboratories find themselves on the front lines. XIFIN stands firm in our support of these dedicated entities whose work is crucial not only in these unprecedented times but as key service providers in healthcare overall. Laboratory COVID-19 Resource Center...

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Solution or Problem? Has the PDF Outlived Its Usefulness in Health Information Management?

The time has come to make the EHR smarter by allowing access to fully integrated and curated patient data that is readily accessible and searchable. It is only when we have completely interoperable systems with data analytics capabilities and no data locked away in PDFs that we will realize the full potential of electronic health information...

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A Message from Lâle White: Supplies Needed for COVID-19 Testing

As the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, we want to assure you that we are here to support you. While testing volumes are increasing rapidly across US laboratories, suppliers are having difficulty keeping up with the demand. To that point, we have inquiries to locate excess Roche equipment and supplies that labs may be in a...

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Choosing to Outsource Your Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) or Do it Yourself? Key Considerations

Achieving operational efficiency throughout a hospital, health system, independent laboratory, or independent diagnostic testing facility (IDTF) is an important criterion to ensure success. Diagnostic leaders know that by gaining efficiency and effectiveness in their revenue cycle management (RCM) processes and improving cash collections, they can...

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XIFIN Makes Progress on Misuse of CO-45 Remediations

Last August, XIFIN reported that it had collected evidence of widespread and longstanding misuse of the CO-45 Remittance Advice Reason Code (RARC). The CO-45 is a charge that exceeds the fee schedule/maximum allowable or contracted/legislated fee arrangement. It represents the facility's contractual payment obligation, and the patient cannot be...

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