As previously communicated in Meridian Medical Management Provider News and Alerts, posted and distributed to all clients on July 28, 2017, the new 2018 ICD-10-CM codes are to be used for discharges and patient encounters occurring from October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. These files were released in June 2017 and can be accessed at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website and include the 2018 Code Descriptors in Tabular Order, 2018...

Claudia Maiorana, Director - Account Management How many different journeys is your organization taking to get to what you think is a shared destination? People within organizations are frequently travelling different paths – certain they are working towards the same goal, but when asked, that is often not the case. Aligning team members to meet the organization’s most important goals is an active process that requires lean thinking. Sometimes associated with manufacturing, most notably Toyota, lean processes...

Dan Reber, VP of Product Strategy and Development, PrecisionBI Earlier, we talked about the four pillars that serve as cornerstones for successful business intelligence (BI) initiatives: Self-Service, Collaborative, Enterprise and Automated. To fully appreciate how they work together, it is important to understand how each one functions and its role. We will start with Self-Service BI. Self-Service BI helps people get the information they need, turning raw data into actionable insights. Simply put, it enables non-technical people...

On June 30, 2017, the State of Connecticut approved a bill requiring Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS), which will go into effect January 1, 2018. This was enacted as part of Connecticut’s measures to prevent prescription opioid diversion and abuse. Full details of the bill can be found at the official site of the Connecticut General Assembly. To meet CT State requirements, all Meridian Medical Management clients using e-Prescribing through the VertexDr EHR will need...