L. Albert Villarin, MD, FACEP Information is critical to delivering care and dozens of decisions per day are based on the what data is available at that time. Several industries, including travel and automotive, have been years ahead of healthcare in incorporating technology to gain insight and guide decisions. When you check into a hotel, they seem to know you and your preferences, including when you last stayed with them, if you prefer a higher floor...

The 2018 proposed rule for the quality payment program (QPP) is scheduled to be published on 06/30/2017. This new program went into effect 1/1/2017 known as the transition year.  The goals of the program are to improve health outcomes of Medicare beneficiaries, spend more wisely, minimize the burden to participate and become more transparent. Below is a summary of the 2018 proposed rule related to the 4 categories included under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS): ...

Windsor, CT -  June 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - The Carrell Clinic, a nationally recognized orthopedic medical group, has selected Meridian Medical Management to provide revenue cycle management, robotic process automation, and its proprietary PrecisionBI analytics engine.  The Carrell Clinic is considered to be one of the preeminent orthopedic medical groups in the Southern United States.  For over 96 years, The Carrell Clinic physicians have served the Dallas, Texas medical community.  The physicians of The...

Revenues collected are the lifeblood of any healthcare organization and the efficiency of how they are processed dictate its ability to grow. With each claim, there is room for human error and data-driven, manual processes that are ripe for change. Robotic process automation (RPA) is transforming revenue cycle management, bringing it to the next, more efficient, level. In fact, McKinsey & Company found that more than one third of tasks in the healthcare industry could...

Samantha Sizemore, Director of Operations, Holston Medical Group As a 150 provider, independent multi-specialty practice, Tennessee’s Holston Medical Group (HMG) strives to improve performance measures across its 26 locations. We all need to make the most of our resources and HMG looked to analytics as a means to do just that. Being part of a successful, physician-owned Accountable Care Organization (ACO) has also increased our need for insightful data. Our organization has been working with OnePartner...

Windsor, CT - June 5, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Meridian Medical Management, a leading revenue cycle management and healthcare analytics company has launched their robotic process automation (RPA) suite as part of their proprietary Revenue Acceleration Program.  The foundation for the Revenue Acceleration Program is driven by the RPA suite and PrecisionBI, Meridian’s leading healthcare analytics and clinical informatics company.  Currently, their robotic process automation suite is impacting over 350 healthcare organizations.  The automation is...

Wyomissing, PA – May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Harbin Clinic, a Rome, Georgia-based medical group has selected PrecisionBI to provide enterprise healthcare analytics. PrecisionBI will integrate its analytics engine with Harbin Clinic’s Athena practice management and electronic health record data to deliver financial and clinical decision support.  This will greatly enhance Harbin Clinic’s ability to make decisions around their traditional, value-based care, and population health initiatives. PrecisionBI, a Meridian Medical Management division, is the leading...

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 unable to be used in an impactful way. Healthcare business intelligence (BI) can assist by enabling access to and easy analysis of information to optimize decisions and performance. Using BI, you can report on key business and...

To schedule an upgrade to version 8.2.5, contact the Meridian Support team via email at CT-Supportdept@m3meridian.com, by phone at 800.327.0955, or by entering an Mtrak ticket. This latest release includes workflow efficiencies, regulatory requirements, and client requested enhancements such as those listed here: Client Center Dissolution – For those clients currently utilizing the Client Center, the information obtained on the Client Center will be incorporated and available within VertexDr. MIPS – System previously compliant for MIPS tracking and reporting....

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 into effect January 1, 2017. The new quality program intends to shift reimbursement from the volume of services provided toward a payment system that rewards clinicians for providing quality care to patients. It replaces the Sustainable...