MIPS Name Change Announced for Advancing Care Information (ACI)

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 performance category, just a name change. CMS feels the name change better reflects their increase focus on interoperability […]

Screening Mammography – Type of Service Code Change

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 the TOS code for CPT code 77067 allows screening mammography claims to be submitted and adjudicated appropriately […]

Connecticut Supreme Court Allows Patients to Sue Providers for HIPAA Violations

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 their medical records. In this recent Connecticut case, Emily Byrne vs Avery Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology, the […]

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

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) at the time advanced imaging services are ordered for a Medicare beneficiary. CDSMs are the electronic portals where ordering professionals can […]

Introduction to Patient Relationship Categories and Codes

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 Program assesses clinicians on a range of performance categories including the cost category. MACRA requires the development of […]

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 […]