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XIFIN Executives to Provide Attendees at the 24th Executive War College with Insight on How to Maximize Financial Value in a Changing Healthcare Landscape

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Healthcare regulations such as the Protecting Access to Medicare Act
(PAMA) and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) continue to evolve
and challenge the laboratory industry. To remain viable in this changing
landscape, every clinical and pathology lab must understand and respond
to these challenges by learning and implementing effective cost-control
strategies, as well as by developing and deploying targeted lab services
that deliver value and earn reimbursements. At the 24th
annual Executive
War College Conference on Laboratory & Pathology Management
executives from XIFIN,
will provide insights on how labs can achieve this –
highlighting strategies that leverage informatics, artificial
intelligence, machine learning and more. The conference will occur April
30 – May 1, 2019, in New Orleans, LA.

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Lâle White, executive chairman & CEO of XIFIN, will provide insight into current private payor outlo ...

Lâle White, executive chairman & CEO of XIFIN, will provide insight into current private payor outlook on pricing, and effective strategies labs can implement in response to private insurers making aggressive price cuts beyond what the PAMA schedule dictates. (Photo: Business Wire)

On April 30th, Lâle
, executive chairman & CEO of XIFIN, will be closing out the
first day with a general session titled “Ugly Truth About Payers & PAMA:
What Labs Can Expect and How to Respond.” During the session, she will
share insights about private insurers making aggressive price cuts
beyond what the PAMA schedule dictates, and what strategies that labs
have implemented in response have worked and which have not. Other XIFIN
leaders, as well as leaders from Etyon and Pathology Practice Advisors,
LLC, will also be presenting their insights on lab revenue enhancement
strategies. The following is a full
of the sessions:

Tuesday, April 30

  • 7:30 AM CT: “Can A.I. and Machine Learning Boost Your Lab’s
    Collections and Revenue? Understand These New Technologies and How to
    Deploy Them to Best Advantage,” a master class session with Jeff
    Carmichael, vice president of engineering, XIFIN, and Jake Donahue,
    chief operating officer, Etyon Health.
  • 7:30 AM CT: “Laboratory Informatics Approach to Support Data
    Curation and Sharing, Regulatory Compliance, and Reimbursement in the
    Precision Medicine Landscape,” a master class session with Patricia
    Goede, vice president, clinical informatics, XIFIN.
  • 8:30 AM CT: “What Every Lab Needs to Know about GDPR: Why
    General Data Protection Regulations Are an International, National,
    and Statewide Trend, and How All Labs Must Respond to Minimize Risk
    and Meet the Law,” a master class session with Marty Barrack, senior
    vice president & general counsel, XIFIN.
  • 4:30 PM CT: “Ugly Truth About Payers & PAMA: What Labs Can
    Expect and How to Respond,” a general session with Lâle White,
    executive chairman & CEO of XIFIN.

Wednesday, May 1

  • 8:30 AM CT: “Hidden Landmines in RCM: Understanding Trends that
    Impact Financial Performance of Laboratories and Pathology Practices,”
    a panel discussion with Diana Richard, director of anatomic pathology
    and program development, XIFIN; Stephanie Denham, senior director of
    new customer accounts, XIFIN; and Al Sirmon, partner, Pathology
    Practice Advisors, LLC.

Thursday, May 2

  • 11:15 AM CT: “Key Recommendations for Reporting Your Lab’s
    Private Payer Price Data: Identifying Data Sources, Using Informatics
    Tools, Understanding Where Data is Missing or Inaccurate, and
    Transmitting Your Data,” a post-conference workshop with Craig Young,
    financial analyst, XIFIN.
  • 3:05 PM CT: “Summary of the Day and Q&A with the Experts,” a
    post-conference panel discussion including Craig Young, financial
    analyst, XIFIN, as well as leaders from South Bend Medical Foundation,
    McDonald Hopkins and DV & Associates, Inc. The panel session will be
    led by Joyce Gresko, JD, partner, Alston & Bird, LLP.

“The Executive War College brings together more than 800 clinical
laboratory executives, pathologists and industry leaders, providing
attendees with innovative strategies on how labs can best prepare
themselves for the future,” stated Robert Michel, editor-in-chief of The
Dark Report
 and president of The Dark Intelligence Group, Inc.
“Given the deep experience and daily interaction XIFIN has with hundreds
of the nation’s most successful medical laboratory organizations, Lâle
White and other company leaders have unique, useful knowledge to share
that labs of all sizes and types can use to maximize their financial
value, especially at a time when so much is changing with healthcare in
the United States.”

Precision Medicine Institute Symposium 2019

In addition to the Executive War College conference, XIFIN will have a
presence at the 2019 Precision
Medicine Institute Symposium
, also taking place in New Orleans, LA,
from May 2 – 3. Precision medicine is poised to transform clinical care,
and this event will provide timely insights on how to develop the right
precision medicine strategy for today’s health networks. On Tuesday, May
2, at 2:10 PM CT, Lori Anderson, product marketing manager at XIFIN,
will be presenting at the event on the topic of “Precision Medicine
Informatics: What Hospitals, Physicians, and Payers Need to Know About
Challenges, Approaches, and Best Practices.”

About XIFIN, Inc.

XIFIN is a healthcare information technology company that leverages
diagnostic information to improve the quality and economics of
healthcare. The company’s cloud-based technology facilitates
connectivity and workflow automation for accessing and sharing clinical
and financial diagnostic data, linking healthcare stakeholders in the
delivery and reimbursement of care. To learn more, visit,
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