Add-On Codes That Physician Specialties Need to Know Before 2021

The 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule discussed potential add-on codes to represent Evaluation and Management complexity. Lucky for physician specialties, it been delayed until 2021. The proposed add-on code was a way to add reimbursement in the new territory of blended E&M payments. For physician specialties, CMS is proposing to revise the current…


The Impact of HDHP on Your Practice

With the increasing prevalence of High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP) and other aggressive patient cost-sharing models, it has never been more important to the financial health of your practice to have an efficient patient pre-collections program in place. At MEREM Healthcare Solutions, one thing we know for sure is that poor revenue cycle management can be disastrous for a practice.


WE’RE EXHIBITING at the AAOE 2019 Annual Conference

We’re partnering with the AAOE Annual Conference in Nashville, TN, from May 5-8, 2019. Join us along with other orthopaedic practice professionals for this unforgettable event. Gain knowledge on the business side of orthopaedics from both industry experts and peers, as well as to develop contacts with like-minded professionals and vendors.


The Masters of Revenue Cycle Management

While your “long game” goal as a specialty healthcare facility is to provide high-quality care to your patients. You need to master your revenue cycle management in order to keep positive cash flow so that you can continue to provide the state-of-the-art technology and quality services you desire within your medical practice. When medical billing…


Planning for AAOE 2019 – First Time Attendees

If your orthopedic practice executives and staff are planning to attend the 2019 American Alliance of Orthopedic Executives (AAOE) annual conference for the first time, learn how to navigate the conference like a pro!  Along with the Survival Guide, here’s what you need to know.   The AAOE Annual Conference is a great opportunity for…


Finding the Right Fit

Have you struggled with choosing an outsourced Medical Billing Company?  Is your medical practice overwhelmed with the paperwork of billing and coding? If you have outsourced your revenue cycle management process, how did you know that the outsourced medical billing and coding services company you are working with was the right fit for your practice? …


Tips For Improving Your Denials Management

When it comes to active healthcare claims processing, it is essential to create a process that maximizes efficiency to handle denied claims. Most medical practice administrators get worried when it comes to working claims, particularly when the claims are denied. It is essential to identify the potential income loss and begin an effective medical claims…


2018 MIPS Data Deadlines

DO NOT DELAY and miss the upcoming Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data submission deadlines. QUALITY PERFORMANCE For CMS web interface users, the last day that registered groups may submit group data in the CMS Web Interface is March 22, 2019 at 8pm ET. To view and submit your data, you will need to go…


Tips For IDTF Credentialing

Credentialing is a complex process that can be difficult to manage. It is easy for a paper to fall through the cracks, so do not wait around for your payers to send notice of revalidation/recredentialing. Stay proactive. In order to avoid delays in enrollment of your independent diagnostic testing facility, the following mandatory documentation should…