Multi-state behavioral and medical services provider plans to use robotics to enhance revenue cycle and patient care while decreasing costs  Windsor, CT – April 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)– Meridian Medical Management today announced that Compass Health Systems, a behavioral and medical services organization, has selected Meridian Robotics for its 162 providers across three states – Florida, South Carolina and Colorado. Initially chosen for its ability to automate the revenue cycle and help the organization reduce costs,...

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 will be accepted through April 30, 2018.  CMS will notify selected participants. Applicants are not required to be MIPS experts.  CMS is...

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 the PrecisionBI healthcare analytics engine to analyze practice data and deploy business intelligence algorithms.  “Hutchinson Clinic maintains...

2018 CLIENT FORUM FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO, MASHANTUCKET CT   WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2018  7:00pm   Customer Appreciation Happy Hour THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 8:00am - Registration & Breakfast 9:00am - Opening Remarks 9:30am - Key Note 10:45am - Break 11:15am - Breakout Sessions 12:00pm - Lunch 1:15pm - Breakout Sessions 2:15pm - Breakout Sessions 3:00pm - Break 3:30pm - Breakout Sessions Key Note Next Level Service Over the last decade, nearly every healthcare organization has come to the realization that the Patient...

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 the deadline for final claims to be processed for the Quality performance category via your Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs). The claims...

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 the multi-specialty organization to improve productivity, reduce costs, and increase revenue. “The more efficiently we run, the more we can grow our...

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 tram drove me to my terminal, where a kiosk later allowed me to order a meal. Beyond travel, it’s advancements in...

 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. Computed radiography technology is defined as cassette-based imaging which utilizes an imaging plate to create the image involved. A new modifier...

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 to name a few. There are some other changes however, that necessitate your attention such as needing a higher score...

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 Column A. Radiology CPT codes 71010-71035 for x-ray of chest are being deleted and replaced with the following four CPT codes and...