John Sicignano has recently joined the Meridian Medical Management team to fill the role of VP of Operations. John will work out of the CT office and will be responsible for leading the Revenue Cycle Management Operation activities of both the CT and MA regions (or Practices and Academics).

Healthcare Coding

ICD-10 Changes go into effect October 1, 2016 The first non-essential ICD-10 code update since the code freeze, will take place on October 1, 2016. Changes will include 1,943 new ICD-10 codes, 422 revised ICD-10 codes, and 305 deleted ICD-10 codes.

Q:   What constitutes an overpayment under CMS guidelines? Since overpayments should be returned within sixty (60) days, when does the 60 day clock start? A:   In the final rule published Feb. 12, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services provided guidelines on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s 60-day repayment requirements for self-identified overpayments will be interpreted and applied as follows:

Connecticut Magazine has announced the winners of their TOP DOC Awards for 2016. Meridian Medical Management congratulates those clients who have been added to this respected list of fine physicians. We also extend our wishes to their entire team of colleagues and staff for their continued hard work and dedication to excellence. Keep up the great work! Connecticut Magazine’s annual survey of top doctors in the state features more than 800 peer-recommended physicians in 31 areas...

Every year Healthcare Informatics ranks the 100 vendors with the highest revenues derived from healthcare IT products and services earned in the U.S. based on revenue information from the previous year. Jaime Ojeda, spokesperson for Meridian Medical Management, had the opportunity to be interviewed by Healthcare Informatics. ...

Windsor, CT - Meridian Medical Management, a privately-held physician services and technology company, today announced that it achieved record-setting growth for the recently concluded fourth quarter of 2015. “As the leader in medical billing, revenue cycle management, and healthcare analytics, Meridian is committed to growth that serves both our clients, as well as our shareholders,” according to Rob Gontarek, CEO of Meridian Medical Management. All of the leading Meridian company divisions, inclusive of PrecisionBI, Origin Anesthesia, and...

Meridian Medical Management is once again proud to be a sponsor of the 2016 Saint Mary’s Hospital Gala, Waterbury, CT. This community favorite event, hosted by St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, will be held Saturday, February 6, 2016, at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. The theme for this year's 25th annual Gala is, "An Evening of Extraordinary Things." The Gala will begin with a cocktail hour, silent auction and Signature Basket Raffle, followed by an elegant dinner, live...

–Benefits the ACMPE Scholarship Fund and the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp — The 12th Annual Golf Classic takes place on Friday, August 21st at the Tunxis Plantation Country Club, located in Farmington, CT. As a supporter, Meridian Medical Management donated over 1,200 registration brochures to help promote this meaningful event. Support has made it possible for CMGMA to donate over $80,000 to their beneficiaries. About the ACMPE Scholarship Fund The ACMPE Scholarship Fund is used to...