Medical Billing and Coding - Healthcare Coding There are two changes occurring on October 1, 2016, that will affect ICD-10 coding: First, there are 1943 new ICD-10 CM codes slated to go into effect 10/1/2016, along with 422 revised and 305 deleted ICD-10 CM codes. These numbers are quite remarkable, and due primarily to a code freeze for the past several years while ICD-10 was planned and implemented. The second and equally important change to note is...

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...

The Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), a component of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), will change how clinicians (previously known as Eligible Professionals) are reimbursed for Medicare beneficiaries. This new payment system is scheduled to go in effect 1/1/2017 as outlined in the proposed law. The final rule is expected to be published no earlier than November 1, 2016. The MIPS combines several federal quality programs including Physician Quality Reporting System...

Medical Billing 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...