According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, receiving an annual flu vaccine is the greatest method in protecting against the spread of the flu. The more people who get vaccinated, the more people who will be protected. Who should be vaccinated? All persons should receive the flu vaccine but the following groups are at high risk: Older people and those that live with and care for them Very young children and those that live with...

HHS finalizes streamlined Medicare payment system that rewards clinicians for quality patient care MACRA rule will accelerate health care system’s shift toward value Today, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) finalized a landmark new payment system for Medicare clinicians that will continue the administration’s progress in reforming how the health care system pays for care. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Quality Payment Program, which replaces the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), will equip...

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...

Under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015, CMS is required to remove all Social Security Numbers from Medicare Cards by April 2019.  On September 28, 2016, CMS issued notice of its intent to discontinue the use of Social Security Numbers on Medicare cards beginning April 2018.   CMS will change to a randomly generated Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (‘MBI’) which will replace the prior SSN-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN).  The goal is...