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The latest in all things RCM, Electronic Health Records, Radiology Information Systems, Practice Management, Medical Billing, Value-Based Care, & Healthcare IT.

Jim O'Neill

As the company’s Laboratory Services Business Development Manager, Jim has 30 years’ experience in LIS and financial systems including 20 years as the owner of CSS (Avalon LIS). With a Bachelor’s degree in information technology from Rowan University, Jim has worked / consulted with over 500 labs in the US and internationally in improving their LIS and financial solutions. Jim is genuinely people-oriented and civic-minded; he’s the former Mayor of Northfield NJ and is currently on the town’s council.

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Medical Billing / RCM

By: Jim O'Neill
December 9th, 2020

COVID-19 has produced fertile ground for hundreds of labs that are opening, hoping to ride the testing wave. But the fertile soil in and of itself doesn’t necessarily produce a successful crop. It requires thought, attention, and TLC for the planting to be fruitful.

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Medical Billing / RCM | Practice Management

By: Jim O'Neill
October 7th, 2020

In the intricate world of clinical laboratory management, the implementation of effective billing software is a cornerstone for operational success. However, navigating the complexities of common problems in clinical laboratory management often leads to a series of pitfalls that can undermine the efficiency and financial health of these critical healthcare services. This blog post delves into four prevalent mistakes laboratories make during the billing software implementation process. By addressing these issues, labs can enhance their billing for lab services, ensuring a smoother, more efficient billing cycle that benefits both the laboratory and its clients.


The Importance of Patient Engagement: Why They - And You - Need It

Learn why patient engagement is a necessity and how you can master it within your practice.

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Industry News

By: Jim O'Neill
May 14th, 2019

According to a report released by the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) on 5/6/19, the contributions of clinical laboratories to the economy and the job market in the United States shows that clinical laboratories support more than 688,000 jobs resulting in $44.75 billion in wages to American workers. More than $9.81 billion in federal taxes are paid by the industry.