Blog Posts by Date: Dec 2022


An Open Letter to Pharmacists

Reprinted from Drug Store News. As a fellow pharmacist, I’m thrilled to see how the profession has embraced clinical services in the retail space. Going beyond immunizations into areas such as Test-to-Treat for infectious disease and prescribing hormonal contraceptives is reaching a scale never seen in our industry. This rapid growth has caused...

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Quick Wins to Mitigate Hospital Staffing Challenges

In its annual survey, the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) asked community hospital CEOs to rank 11 issues facing their organizations. Personnel and staffing shortages leapt to the forefront – ranked as the number-one concern for the first time since 2004. Equally noteworthy, staffing shortages skyrocketed from an average ranking...

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2023 MIPS – Examining How Pathology Scores Are Calculated

In the 2023 Quality Payment Program (QPP) final rule, there were minimal changes to the traditional Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The final rule focuses on further refining MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs) implementation. However, there are no pathology-related MVPs at this time. Therefore, the majority of pathologists will continue to...

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Top 5 Blog Posts of 2022

As always, XIFIN’s Beyond Billing blog kept abreast of key issues and hot topics within the healthcare industry, staying especially in tune with legislative proposals that can potentially impact reimbursement and revenue.Here are the top blogs of 2022, with far-ranging topics that include PAMA and SALSA, the No Surprises Act, digital pathology,...

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