MIPS Name Change Announced for Advancing Care Information (ACI)

June 12, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), has announced a name change for the ACI category under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) to the Promoting Interoperability performance category. Don’t panic! This is not a new perfor …

Screening Mammography – Type of Service Code Change

June 8, 2018

The Type of Service (TOS) code for CPT code 77067 for Screening Mammography will be updated to “1” (Medical Care) instead of “4” (Diagnostic Radiology). This will allow for accurate claim submission and adjudication of screening mammography. Correcting …

Connecticut Supreme Court Allows Patients to Sue Providers for HIPAA Violations

June 8, 2018

A recent ruling by the Connecticut Supreme Court allows patients, who have suffered losses or harm from the unauthorized disclosure of their protected health information, the right to bring legal action against providers for unauthorized disclosure of …

Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) Keeping Informed: Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC)

May 8, 2018

PAMA established a new program to raise the number of appropriate advanced diagnostic imaging services provided to Medicare beneficiaries. This program requires the ordering professional to consult a qualified Clinical Decision Support Mechanism (CDSM) …

Introduction to Patient Relationship Categories and Codes

May 7, 2018

Introduction to Patient Relationship Categories and Codes In 2017 MACRA revoked the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and introduced the Quality Payment Program; a payment program based on quality of care and not quantity. The Quality Payment Progr …

Receive Full Credit for 2018 MIPS IA Category by Participating in CMS Study

April 20, 2018

Apply by April 30, 2018 CMS is studying burdens on clinicians associated with reporting Quality Measures under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and would like input from MIPS eligible clinicians. Clinicians who successfully participate i …

Hutchinson Clinic Selects Meridian Medical Management for Revenue Cycle Management

April 12, 2018

118 provider multi-specialty healthcare organization leverages robotics to improve revenue cycle efficiency   Windsor, CT – April 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Meridian Medical Management announced today that Hutchinson Clin …

2017 MIPS Reporting Deadlines Are Fast Approaching, Are You Ready?

March 1, 2018

You can still avoid a 4% negative fee adjustment in payment year 2019 by submitting data for reporting year 2017 but you do not have a lot of time left to report! If you are planning on reporting for 2017 MIPS, here are some critical dates that are qui …

Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & SurgiCenter Selects Meridian Medical Management for Robotics

February 20, 2018

110 provider multi-specialty clinic will utilize robotics to increase revenue cycle efficiency Windsor, CT – February 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Meridian Medical Management announced today that Tennessee’s Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & SurgiCenter …

North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center Selects Meridian Medical Management for Revenue Cycle Management

February 1, 2018

Medical group will utilize analytics and robotics to improve revenue cycle efficiency Windsor, CT – October 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)– Meridian Medical Management announced today that North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center has selected Meridian to …

Automation Brings Efficiency and Outcomes to Care Delivery

January 26, 2018

By L. Albert Villarin, MD, FACEP Next time you are traveling, pay attention to the world of automation we live in. I checked in for my flight from the comfort of my smartphone. The Uber app sent a ride, directing the driver exactly where to drop me off …

Payment Reduction for X-Rays Taken Using Computed Radiography

January 8, 2018

Effective January 1, 2018, payments for imaging services that are X-rays taken using computed radiography (including the technical component portion of a global service) provided during CY 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, or 2022, will be decreased by 7 percent …