New Medicare Cards and MBI Rollout – Is your practice Ready? (Part 2)

We are all a week away from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rolling out new health identification cards to all Medicaid and Medicare recipients. The release of new MBIs is leaving some practices scrambling to ensure their systems and staff are prepared to handle new Medicare cards and identify the accurate MBI….


Are You Aware of Bracket Creep?

Bracket Creep happens when receivables continue to age, moving from oneperiod to another without improving.


Happy Clients Day from everyone at Merem Healthcare Solutions!

Merem Healthcare solutions values each and every one of our client practice partners. We are committed to helping our client physicians and healthcare organizations reach new heights in business performance and employ the most innovative strategies and methods to realize this goal. March 19th is National Clients Day! We love our clients and appreciate the…


Is Your Practice Ready for the New Medicare Cards and MBI Roll Out?

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are rolling out a campaign issuing new health identification cards to all Medicaid and Medicare recipients beginning April 1, 2018. The issuing of new cards and MBIs (Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers) requires all practices to prepare and adjust their workflows and technology systems to ensure they are prepared for this major information change in order to avoid payment delays.


Identify and Overcome Billing and Coding Reimbursement loss

Spine and orthopedic surgery practices often face revenue building challenges due to billing and coding errors. The culprit is simply confusion in changes to procedure or misunderstanding of the strict guidelines and CPT coding criteria. MEREM Healthcare Solutions offers insight for practice administration to improve their revenue through detailed coding and accuracy in the billing…


Billing for Mid-level Providers

There is a lot of confusion and questions about how and when to bill for mid-level providers.  If you have a new mid-level in your practice for the first time, then you might not know what “incident-to” billing is. You may not even know what the difference is between billing for a mid-level provider versus…


Why is it necessary to have a certified coder?

At MEREM Healthcare Solutions we know the importance of having trained certified coders. So much so, we have in-house classes and training courses for employees. These courses keep coders educated on guideline changes and develop new coders to become CPC certified. Finding experienced certified coders isn’t an easy task. Our coders work with physicians across…


Are you billing “incident to” services correctly?

Lately, we have noticed a lot of confusion from providers regarding billing “incident to” services. We have come across many practices that don’t know the guidelines and have questions on how to bill for incident-to-services. Let’s review the basics. What is incident to services? “Incident to” is a billing policy for mid-level providers to bill…


Are ambiguous state laws slowing the expansion to Telehealth?

According to the American Hospital Association (AHA), ”Limited Medicare coverage impedes the expansion of telehealth services. The current statute restricts telehealth services to patients located in rural areas and in specific settings, covers only a limited number of services, and allows only real-time, two-way video conference capabilities.” In order for Telehealth to grow, the AHA…