By Susan D’Agostino, RN One of the most frequent complaints I have heard from physicians when using an EHR is, too many clicks.  Why do I have to click so many things? Why does it take so many clicks to get something done? From KevinMD.com Working with Today's EMRs is Mentally Exhausting to AmericanEHR Blog Has EHR Increased Your After-Hours Workload?, doctors have plenty to say. And, they have a valid point. When a physician is mandated to...

By: Dan Reber In my previous blog post, Three Steps toward Discovering Big Data, I began a discussion on the three significant steps, or transformations, I believe are required before healthcare data analysis can begin a significant evolution from crawling to walking. The discussion began with a commentary on Step 1: Exception Reports. You can read up on the earlier part of the discussion HERE. Now, I’d like to move forward to discussing Step 2: Analytics Department Setup...

By Jaime Ojeda It is an understatement, to say the least, that the results of the presidential election was a shock to many.  For those of us intimately involved with the healthcare landscape, and specifically focused on Health IT that supports many goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the question quickly turned to, “How will all this impact Health IT spending in the coming years?” By coincidence, I spent the night of the election, and the...

By Susan D’Agostino, RN Using proper tools of analysis, an organization can drive clinical excellence by managing initiatives, providing patient population management and measuring key performance indicators (KPIs). PrecisionBI can empower a healthcare facility to extract data from the EHR and turn it into information that can help transform healthcare. What can a clinic do in preparation for 2017 MIPS measures?  Keep reading. Assuming that you are already participating in MU, PQRS and so on, the first step...

By: Bill Stone As part of its Revenue Acceleration Program (RAP) and commitment to providing outstanding client service, Meridian Medical Management utilizes the 4 Disciplines of Execution® (4DX) strategy to increase critical goal execution and deliver trustworthy automation with optimal client results. 4DX represents a modernized way of thinking and working that is essential to thriving in today’s competitive medical billing workplace. It is a simple, yet proven formula for executing on what are the most crucial...

By: Bill Stone Meridian Medical Management has announced a major initiative in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) as part of its Revenue Acceleration Program (RAP). Key medical billing processes have been developed that are transforming work force efficiency and production for both short term and long term gains. For recent Meridian medical billing customers, RPA has identified thousands of patients who are eligible for healthcare coverage. This finding alone has driven a significant increase in patient satisfaction and...

Meridian’s VertexDr solution, working in collaboration with Medfusion, is pleased to offer the Patient Payment Portal. It's an integrated payment solution that will help your practice get paid faster while delighting your patients with a variety of convenient ways to pay bills. Access the 32-minute webinar link below to see how you can supercharge your collections capabilities with features like: eStatements New online bill pay solutions Streamlined point of sale options One consolidated reconciliation dashboard And much...

Author: Caryn Kleckowski On October 1, 2016, ICD-10 code updates will go into effect. This is also the date that there will be an end to the prior flexibility regarding specificity of ICD-10 coding. The first non-essential ICD-10 code update since the code freeze will include 1943 new ICD-10 codes, 422 revised ICD-10 codes, and 305 deleted ICD-10 codes. Effective for 12 months after the October 1, 2015 ICD-10 implementation date, CMS indicated no denial of claims would occur...

By: Harry Purcell The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 continues to steam ahead toward a Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). This creates a new program focused on Clinical Practice Improvement Activities (CPIA) and combines the Value-Based Payment Modifier (VBPM), Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), and Meaningful Use (MU). According to the Medicare proposed rule – physicians, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners and certified registered nurse anesthetists will begin 2017 as the...

Major Issues Impacting Healthcare By: Harry Purcell The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 continues to steam ahead toward a Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). This creates a new program focused on Clinical Practice Improvement Activities (CPIA) and combines the Value-Based Payment Modifier (VBPM), Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), and Meaningful Use (MU). According to the Medicare proposed rule – physicians, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners and certified registered nurse anesthetists will begin...