An Overview of Cybersecurity at XIFIN

Marty BarrackChief Legal and Compliance Officer, XIFIN, Inc. Michael ConlonAVP Cyber Security, XIFIN, Inc. XIFIN’s commitment to cybersecurity starts with its focus on appropriate frameworks to guide its cybersecurity efforts.  We utilize the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)...

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ACLA Launches “Stop Lab Cuts” Campaign Urging Congress to Enact SALSA

The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) has launched the Stop Lab Cuts advocacy campaign, urging Congress to stop further Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) cuts under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) through the enactment of the Saving Access to Laboratory Services Act (SALSA).The campaign includes advertising, media outreach, grassroots engagement, stakeholder...

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The Role of AI, Analytics, and Automation in Boosting Outpatient RCM Performance

Jeff CarmichaelVP Engineering, XIFIN, Inc. Jared BlankenshipProduct Marketing Manager, Market Expansion, XIFIN, Inc. This blog is part of a series. Read Part 1 here. We recently presented a webinar to the members of The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA): Outpatient RCM Gap Analysis...

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Simplify Your Pathology Workflow Through Speech Recognition and LIS Integration

Physicians, pathologists, and laboratory technicians rely on laboratory information systems (LIS) to manage workloads and streamline the operational efficiency of the laboratory. However, they are often still tied to their keyboards when it comes to documenting sample descriptions, observations, test findings, and diagnoses. Thousands (or even millions) of data points can be recorded in and...

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PAMA vs SALSA: 2023 Clinical Lab Fee Schedule Predictions

The Protecting Access to Medicare Act  (PAMA) of 2014 set clinical laboratory fee schedule (CLFS) reimbursement rates on an unsustainable course of multiyear double-digit cuts. Under PAMA, the first set of Medicare CLFS payment rates resulted in cuts of 10% per year in 2018, 2019, and 2020.  As a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency, no reductions were introduced in 2021 or 2022....

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Take a Long, Hard Look at Your LIS

Laboratory testing is always changing with new technologies and ever-expanding test menus that have complex requirements around reporting, authorizations, reimbursements, and specimen processing. All of these changes impact your laboratory information system (LIS). To thrive in this dynamic environment, you need an LIS that can keep up with industry changes, throughput requirements, user...

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Outpatient RCM Gap Analysis for a Better Bottom Line

Sandra Greefkes VP Product and Partner Marketing, XIFIN, Inc. Michael Corley VP Implementations, XIFIN, Inc. This blog is part of a series. Read Part 2 here. XIFIN sponsored a research project which was conducted by The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) to collect information from...

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AUC Penalty Phase Delayed–Why Radiologists Need to Act Now, Not Later

The appropriate use criteria (AUC) program was established under The Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014 to ensure providers ordered the most appropriate advanced diagnostic imaging services for Medicare beneficiaries. Under the program, ordering providers will consult an electronic portal called a Clinical Decision Support Mechanism (CDSM) to ensure the established appropriate use...

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