The Type of Service (TOS) code for CPT code 77067 for Screening Mammography will be updated to “1” (Medical Care) instead of “4” (Diagnostic Radiology). This will allow for accurate claim submission and adjudication of screening mammography. Correcting the TOS code for CPT code 77067 allows screening mammography claims to be submitted and adjudicated appropriately with no referring physician information on the claim, this is consistent with Medicare’s coverage policy for screening mammograms. Be aware that MACs...

In 2017 MACRA revoked the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and introduced the Quality Payment Program; a payment program based on quality of care and not quantity.  The Quality Payment Program assesses clinicians on a range of performance categories including the cost category. MACRA requires the development of patient relationship categories and codes for possible use in the methodology for the cost measures. A fact sheet on the cost category can be found at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Payment-Program/Resource-Library/2018-Cost-Performance-Category-Fact-Sheet.pdf   Specifically, the...

Medical billing firm utilizes Meridian Robotics to enhance efficiency for client practices across nine states WINDSOR, Conn.,  May 3, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Meridian Medical Management announced today that HuTech Resources, a leading healthcare practice management, consulting and medical billing firm working with practices in nine states, has selected Meridian Robotics to automate its billing center. Meridian Robotics will aid HuTech in serving its customer base of physicians, improving efficiency and productivity within the medical billing...