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

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 in the study will be given full credit for the 2018 MIPS Improvement Activity (IA) category. Applications for the study […]

Hutchinson Clinic Selects Meridian Medical Management for Revenue Cycle Management

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 Clinic, a Kansas-based 118 provider multi-specialty group, has selected Meridian to provide revenue cycle management (RCM) services, including Meridian Robotics.  This agreement expands Meridian’s relationship with Hutchinson Clinic, which currently utilizes […]

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

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 quickly approaching: March 1, 2018 – was […]

Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & SurgiCenter Selects Meridian Medical Management for Robotics

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 has selected Meridian’s suite of robotic automation to enhance its revenue cycle management efficiency. Meridian Robotics is a transformative technology that will enable […]

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

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 provide revenue cycle management. As part of this initiative, North Texas Orthopedics will utilize Meridian’s robotic process automation and […]

Automation Brings Efficiency and Outcomes to Care Delivery

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. As I entered the airport, an automated […]

Payment Reduction for X-Rays Taken Using Computed Radiography

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. For CY 2023 and subsequent years, payments will be decreased by 10 percent for these services. […]

MIPS – Changes for 2018

Just when you think you have a proficient grasp on the new CMS Quality Payment Program-The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) has changes in store for January 1, 2018.  There are some helpful changes such as an increase to the “Low-Volume threshold” and additional points being awarded for improvement in the Quality and cost category […]

CPT 2018 Summary of Changes

CPT changes go into effect on 1/1/2018. A few highlights for frequently used categories are noted below. Please refer to the spreadsheet link here to review all code additions, deletions and revisions. The spreadsheet includes a summary tab and additional tabs separated by specialty. For ease of review, the code change category is noted in […]

News From the National Oncology PET Registry

Closure of NOPR (NaF-PET) on December 14, 2017  On December 15, 2015, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final decision memorandum http://www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/details/nca-decision-memo.aspx?NCAId=279 pertaining to the coverage of bone PET with F-18 sodium fluoride (NaF-PET) to identify bone metastasis. This National Coverage Decision (NCD) extended the requirement for coverage with evidence development (CED) under […]