Blog Posts by Date: Sep 2021


Introducing XIFIN LIS 8: Helping Your Laboratory Scale and Respond to Changing Market Demands

We recently introduced the newest iteration of our cloud-based laboratory information system (LIS), XIFIN LIS 8. This is yet another example of our continued commitment and investment toward improving operational, clinical and financial outcomes for diagnostic providers.XIFIN LIS 8 introduces several new capabilities informed by customer and...

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Celebrating Telehealth Awareness Week and The Evolving Role of Telehealth in Diagnostics

This week we’re celebrating Telehealth Awareness Week. Telehealth has undoubtedly provided significant value to patients and providers throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). Many hope that telehealth will continue to play an important role in healthcare well beyond the emergency caused by the pandemic.Telehealth technology provides...

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Proposed Changes to Hospital Price Transparency Rule: Radiology, Laboratory and Pathology Impacted

The Hospital Price Transparency Rule was introduced to help patients identify the cost of hospital items or services before receiving care.  Under the rule, hospitals are required to provide clear, accessible pricing information online in two ways:A comprehensive machine-readable file containing standard charges for all items and services provided...

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Seven Factors to an Effective Compliance Program

This is the second article of a multi-part series on the many dimensions of compliance related to diagnostic providers, independent device testing facilities (IDTFs), and hospital outreach laboratory services. The responsibility of compliance does not rest on the shoulders of one individual or committee. Compliance responsibility for laboratories...

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CMS Offers MIPS Reporting Flexibilities for Pathologists During COVID

The Quality Payment Program (QPP) was established by CMS as part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. The QPP transformed the Medicare payment system to focus more on value of service than volume. Under QPP, there are two payment tracks, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM...

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Building an Effective Compliance Program and Compliant Diagnostic Systems That Work: An Overview

The healthcare industry is in a state of constant change in laws, regulations, reimbursement and payor requirements, and commercial and patient expectations. It is hard for any individual healthcare provider to keep up with all of these changes. The diagnostic business, in particular, is under pressure to stay in compliance. Over the course of the...

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