Blog Posts by Date: Aug 2020


Effective Compliance Programs are Essential to Manage Risk While Driving Growth for IDTFs (Part 4 of 4)

In the final part of this four-part blog series, we focus on effective compliance programs for independent device testing facilities (IDTFs) revenue cycle management (RCM). If you missed the first three blog posts, you could find them here.Any review of the RCM process needs to include compliance considerations. Compliance requirements keep...

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Effective Billing Strategies to Drive Growth and Value While Decreasing Total Cost of Billing for IDTFs (Part 3 of 4)

Jessica SubletteDirector of Revenue Cycle, XIFIN Marissa GeracheSenior Customer Service & Account Manager of MDx, XIFIN As we explored in part 1 and part 2 of this 4-part series, some independent device testing facilities (IDFT) businesses fail...

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2021 CMS Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Released

On August 4, 2020 CMS released its 2021 proposed physician fee schedule. Unfortunately, under the proposed schedule, pathology and several other specialties would take the brunt of some significant reductions. This is largely the result of the redistributive effects of previously finalized changes to the office/outpatient E/M visits taking effect...

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Is the FDA on a Dangerous Path? Overstepping LDT Authority Hampered COVID Response and Has Long Term Consequences for US Healthcare

As I recently discussed during my session at this year’s Executive War College, one important aspect of the COVID pandemic and laboratory testing during this time is how it exemplified the detrimental consequences of FDA overreach — which contributed in large part to testing delays and a hamstrung response in the outbreak’s early days — and how...

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Effective Billing Strategies to Drive Growth and Value While Decreasing Total Cost of Billing for IDTFs (Part 2 of 4)

Jessica SubletteDirector of Revenue Cycle, XIFIN Marissa GeracheSenior Customer Service & Account Manager of MDx, XIFIN As we explored in part 1 of this 4-part series, many companies in the independent diagnostic testing facilities (IDFT)...

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Effective Billing Strategies to Drive Growth and Value While Decreasing Total Cost of Billing for IDTFs (Part 1 of 4)

Jessica SubletteDirector of Revenue Cycle, XIFIN Marissa GeracheSenior Customer Service & Account Manager of MDx, XIFIN Several factors are driving the growth of independent diagnostic testing facilities (IDTFs). For example, 80% of seniors, ages...

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