Windsor, CT. April 7, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)– The Vascular Experts, a nationally recognized vascular surgery medical group, has selected Meridian Medical Management to provide revenue cycle management and healthcare technology services.   The Vascular Experts will utilize Meridian’s proprietary robotic process automation suite, the VertexDr practice management and electronic medical record EMR application, and the PrecisionBI analytics engine. “We have selected Meridian as our partner so we can focus on delivery of care to our patients. The...

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 4, 2017—Amendola Communications, a nationally recognized, award-winning healthcare and healthcare IT public relations and marketing agency, announced today that Meridian Medical Management, a leading provider of revenue cycle management, business intelligence, electronic medical records EMR and system integration services for large, multi-specialty physician groups and academic practice plans, has engaged the agency for its content creation services. “Meridian Medical Management requires an agency that understands our market and produces quality results,” said Bill...

NGS Part B providers are being informed of an upcoming change to Evaluation and Management documentation expectations for expanded problem focused and detailed exams. This change will take effect on July 1, 2017. Currently the documentation requirements for both expanded problem focused and detailed exams are the same: 2 – 7 body areas or organ systems. This has caused considerable confusion within the provider community. The table below outlines the current requirements and clarifies the requirements on...

Windsor, CT. February 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The Polyclinic, a Seattle, Washington based multispecialty group, has selected Meridian Medical Management to provide revenue cycle management and healthcare business analytics services. Meridian Medical Management will deliver its On Premise Revenue Acceleration Program (OP-RAP) and will assume management of The Polyclinic’s existing medical billing operation.  The Polyclinic will utilize Meridian’s proprietary robotic process automation suite and the PrecisionBI healthcare analytics engine. The PrecisionBI engine automatically analyzes the...

MERIDIAN PROVIDES MEDICAL MANAGEMENT - MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING With the new CPT code set for 2017, came changes to the codes for diagnostic and screening mammography. Prior to 2017, two codes were needed to report diagnostic or screening mammography. Effective 1/1/2017, there are now just three codes which include computer-aided detection (CAD) when performed. Codes 77051, 77052 and 77055 -77057 were deleted. United Healthcare updated their Breast Imaging policy on 1/13/2017 to include CAD when performed for...

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...

CMS declines to revisit CT colonography coverage By Eric Barnes, www.AuntMinnie.com staff writer December 15, 2016 -- In a stunning year-end setback for screening CT colonography, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has turned down a request by advocates for CT colonography to reconsider its 2009 decision not to pay for the imaging-based colon cancer screening exam. The American College of Radiology (ACR) said it has been informed by CMS that the agency would not...

Medical Billing and Coding 2017 is right around the corner and like every New Year we have CPT changes to review. Attached is a spreadsheet containing new/deleted codes that correspond with the chapters in the CPT manual.  The spreadsheet is tabbed by specialty or system where applicable.  This should make it easier for you to determine new and deleted codes specific to your specialty. There is also a tab for revised codes which includes a column...

January 1, 2017, is rapidly approaching and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be rolling out their new Quality Payment Program, specifically the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and the Advanced Payment Models (APM). This year, 2016, is the last reporting period for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) as it currently exists. MIPS and APMs will go into effect January 1, 2017. The first payment adjustment based on this reporting period will...

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...