Meridian Medical Management Names Industry Veteran Al Lechner as Chief Growth Officer

November 26, 2018

WINDSOR, Conn., November 26, 2018 – Meridian Medical Management is pleased to announce that Al Lechner, a healthcare executive with many years of experience in the electronic health records (EHR) and revenue cycle management (RCM) fields has joined the …

Meridian Medical Management VertexDr® 9.0 Earns ONC Health IT Certification from Drummond Group LLC

November 26, 2018

WINDSOR, Conn., November 26, 2018 – Meridian Medical Management’s VertexDr 9.0 has achieved Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC-Health IT) 2015 Edition Health IT Module Certification via Drummond Group LLC, an Auth …

CPT 2019 Summary of Changes

October 25, 2018

CPT 2019 Summary of Changes CPT changes go into effect on 1/1/2019.  Please refer to the spreadsheet link here which contains the new/deleted/revised codes. There are 164 new CPT codes added which are high-lighted in green on the spreadsheet, 72 delete …

CODING FOR THE 2018-2019 INFLUENZA SEASON

October 12, 2018

2018–2019 Influenza Season – Vaccine Chart   There are many different flu viruses and they are constantly changing. Each year research is done to determine the most common three or four viruses. The composition of U.S. flu vaccines is updated as n …

Highlights of Proposed Changes to MIPS in MPFS Proposed Rule CY 2019

July 25, 2018

The proposed rule for 2019 was released on July 12, 2018. Meridian Medical Management posted a high overview of proposed changes to Payment Policies under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. There are also changes proposed for the Quality Payment Prog …

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule for CY 2019

July 23, 2018

The proposed rule that will affect some payments under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and/or payment methodologies was released by CMS on July 12, 2018. This is a high overview of some of the changes; all clients should review the proposed rule to …

Final 2017 MIPS Scores

July 12, 2018

2017 Final MIPS Performance Feedback is now available. Special scoring circumstances and all MIPS data submitted or calculated for an individual clinician, group, or APM Entity will be reflected. Final MIPS Performance Feedback includes the 2017 Final …

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database Update – July 2018

June 27, 2018

July brings changes to the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database (MPFSDB).  Changes are effective for dates of service beginning July 1, 2018. PE RVU Imaging Code Changes CPT Code 71045 (radiologic examination, chest, single view, frontal) …

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) …