How Can Your Practice Avoid An Audit?

Is your medical practice at risk for an audit? Are you off the grid from auditors and sure everything is being coded and billed correctly and ethically?


Optimizing Surgical Reimbursements for your Orthopedic Practice

“You Can Only Get Paid for What You Say.” After reading and coding thousands of surgical operative notes, the medical coding experts at MEREM Healthcare Solutions have provided five orthopedic examples you can reference to ensure you are maximizing reimbursements while maintaining billing and coding compliance.


Three Reasons Orthopedic Surgeons Lose Revenue

If there is one thing we understand at MEREM Healthcare Solutions, it ‘s practice profitability. We know from experience that so much income goes overlooked and undiscovered when it comes to medical billing and coding. However, there could be other revenue cycle components going on too.


Where does your practice stand among industry benchmarks?

Now is the time to conduct a financial review of your medical practice’s 2018 financial performance. Whether you currently handle your billing and coding in-house or outsource to another company, MEREM Healthcare Solutions recommends that you should conduct an annual revenue cycle audit in order to: Compare your practice’s performance against the previous year. Compare…


New Year, New Deductible Collections!

Collecting new deductible payments for medical services up front can be uncomfortable,  but it is something that needs to occur for the cash flow within your medical practice to be moving in the right direction. With many patients’ deductibles starting over at the beginning of the year, the team at Merem Healthcare Solutions wants you…


New Years Resolutions for Your Medical Practice

As we reach the end of 2018, a lot of reflection is happening from everyone – both personally and professionally. The team at MEREM Healthcare Solutions wants to help offer some tips or resolutions that your physician practice can make for 2019 in order to grow your medical practice and improve patient care. Where do you…


Positive Patient Experience = Timely Payment

Think about it. When you have a negative experience at a restaurant, you are less likely to leave as much of a tip as you would otherwise. Right? The same rings true for services provided by medical practices regardless of the specialty of medicine. From Cardiology to Orthopedics, Dermatology or Pain Management, if a patient…


Should You Outsource Medical Coding? Yes!

If you have a busy medical practice, then you have probably considered outsourcing your medical coding and billing services. In today’s digital age, where technology is advancing at lightning speed, 3rd party outsourced medical coding and billing can be a huge benefit for medical practices. Below, our professional biller and coders have provided some information about…


2019 MIPS & MACRA – Are Your Physicians Hitting the Medicare Mark?

MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015) is U.S. healthcare legislation that provides a new framework for how Medicare pays for physician services by incentivizing those who successfully demonstrate value over volume in patient care. MACRA combines parts of the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Value-based Payment Modifier (VBM), and the Medicare Electronic Health Record…


How Do You Handle Prior Authorizations?

To keep pace with changes to healthcare reimbursement, hospitals and healthcare organizations need to reduce inefficiency in their revenue cycle management. One significant cause from revenue loss is claim denials due to lack of prior authorizations. You cannot work backwards to get retro-authorizations for most insurance companies. Therefore, no prior authorization = no payment. Take…