The Four Pillars of Healthcare Business Intelligence

May 9, 2017

Dan Reber, VP of Product Strategy and Development, PrecisionBI Healthcare organizations are plagued with multiple systems that are home to troves of information. Some of these solutions speak to each other; however, most do not, leaving data siloed and …

CMS Announces MIPS Participation Status Letters Coming Out Soon

April 27, 2017

CMS announced this week, they are currently reviewing claims and notifying practices regarding which clinicians need to take part in the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). MIPS is part of the new Quality Payment Program (QPP) that went in …

Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for Advanced Imaging Services

April 20, 2017

Section 218(b) of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 added section 1834(q) directing CMS to establish a program to support the use of an appropriate use criteria (AUC) before ordering advanced diagnostic imaging services for Medicare patient …

MIPS registration for Web Interface and CAHPS survey is now open

April 17, 2017

If you are a group with 25 or more physicians and anticipate utilizing the CMS Web Interface and/or administer the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for the MIPS survey you have until June 30, 2017 to register. Registratio …

Meridian Medical Management Announces Strategic Relationship with The Polyclinic

February 21, 2017

Windsor, CT. February 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The Polyclinic, a Seattle, Washington based multispecialty group, has selected Meridian Medical Management to provide revenue cycle management and healthcare business analytics services.   Mer …

Managing Chronic Care Management

February 18, 2017

By Susan D’Agostino, RN Before we can discuss managing Chronic Care Management (CCM), let’s talk about what CCM is. CCM was initiated in 2015 by CMS for Medicare beneficiaries.  Organizations were able to bill for chronic care management patients …

United Healthcare Breast Imaging Policy Updates

January 17, 2017

With the new CPT code set for 2017, came changes to the codes for diagnostic and screening mammography. Prior to 2017, two codes were needed to report diagnostic or screening mammography. Effective 1/1/2017, there are now just three codes which include …

Another Click?

January 5, 2017

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CPT 2017 Summary of Changes

January 5, 2017

Because 2017 is right around the corner, like every New Year, we have CPT changes to review. You can use the link below to access a spreadsheet containing new/deleted codes that correspond with the chapters in the CPT manual. The spreadsheet is tabbed …

Radiology Update 2017

January 5, 2017

CMS declines to revisit CT colonography coverage By Eric Barnes, www.AuntMinnie.com staff writer December 15, 2016 — In a stunning year-end setback for screening CT colonography, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has turned dow …

MIPS Overview Webinar Available on the Meridian Website

December 16, 2016

January 1, 2017, is rapidly approaching and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be rolling out their new Quality Payment Program, specifically the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Advanced Payment Models (APM). …

Follow-up to Three Steps toward Discovering Big Data

December 1, 2016

By: Dan Reber In my previous blog post, Three Steps toward Discovering Big Data, I began a discussion on the three significant steps, or transformations, I believe are required before healthcare data analysis can begin a significant evolution from craw …