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Trauma

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trauma-registry

MiraMed provides support for Trauma Centers designated by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS), who are qualified as definitive care centers for adult as well as pediatric patients. Our trauma registrars are required to maintain a designation of Certified Specialist in Trauma Registry (CSTR) and Certified Abbreviated Injury Scaling Specialist (CAISS) a trauma scoring system vital to trauma research, as recognition of their knowledge of basic trauma registry.A CSTR is a valuable asset to the functionality of an efficient trauma program; their contribution to abstract trauma injuries at a designated trauma center contributes to the information used nationwide to improve overall patient safety and care. This data is collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for performance improvement and patient safety monitoring.

Our Team

MiraMed employs Trauma Registrars with the dedication and commitment to work remotely or onsite. Our consultants exhibit professionalism, experience and the ability to abstract cases with a full understanding of inclusion and exclusion criteria in accordance with the standards of National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB). A knowledgeable and credentialed CSTR will have experience with one or more of the four recognized trauma registry software programs to capture and validate essential injury criteria.These professionals have been screened and their certifications, work experience, education and training have been validated. Our competitive salaries and benefits provide an environment that fosters a secure workplace with solid staffing, ready to contribute to your program and its success.Call Today! (877) 641-9913 or email us . 

Oncology

Oncology Data Management

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Why MiraMed Oncology Data Management Services?

MiraMed understands the needs of our clients to have credentialed and experienced registry professionals available. Our support includes operational assessments, elimination of backlogs or assistance in preparation of pristine survey; operating within the standards of the American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer (ACoS, CoC).MiraMed has built a solid reputation on superior customer service and client satisfaction. We believe that superior customer service begins with the right people and that client satisfaction is maintained with highly trained professional account managers and recruiters who have experience within the health care industry.MiraMed  is able to provide onsite and remote Certified Tumor Registrars™ (CTRs) to abstract accurate and timely data collection for our clients. Our team members are committed in keeping current with their continuing education regimen in the areas of:

  • Collaborative Staging
  • Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)
  • National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

Our consultants provide leverage to our clients’ programs by keeping up-to-date with the latest information from the CoC, NCRA, NAACCR and State/Local registries.

Guaranteed Quality with Integrity

Remote abstracting is a convenient and cost effective solution to meet each one of our client’s cancer registry demands. While our client’s core team continues to manage their day-to-day operations, our remote abstractors will supplement current staff by assisting in:

  • Reduction of backlogs
  • Working on special projects
  • Supporting clinical research platforms
  • Filling temporary vacancies
  • Providing vacation coverage
  • Assisting in annual survey preparation

We provide a tailored solution for each client’s organizational needs.Our staff is tested and monitored to ensure that productivity and national workload standards of quality are achieved; these include:

  • Client and consultant review within the first two weeks of project launch
  • Continual progress reporting of abstracted cases
  • Quarterly audits for long term contracts

MiraMed provides data management systems webinars (DMSW) as part of our ongoing effort to provide our CTRs with the most current oncology data management systems information.MiraMed is a focused health information management service. We are committed to building a quality partnership in support of the abstracted data for cancer prevention and clinical outcomes.Call Today! (877) 641-9913 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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HCC Coding

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HCC Coding Hierarchical Condition Categories, referred to as HCC, is a method of maximizing services to patients while receiving additional revenue to cover such services. HCC incorporates clinical documentation, coding, auditing and reimbursement. Leaving a diagnosis under documented, not substantiated or not coded could result in loss of thousands of dollars per patient. When implemented correctly, the benefits impact the patient, the organization and the healthcare community.

Payers reimburse hospitals and providers a flat-fee per patient, known as capitation. With HCC, in addition to the flat fee, for management of designated chronic diseases, payers increase reimbursement for the care and treatment of such diseases. This is referred to as “volume-to-value” and by 2020 will be the way in which 80% of contracts across all payers are designed. It is still referred to as a “risk-based agreement” because the provide shoulders rendering services, properly documenting and coding to achieve an increased fee to cover the additional services patients require to improve conditions such as laboratory, screenings and additional office visits, all ultimately resulting in less medications and hospitalizations.

  • HCC reimbursement rates are increasing over the next three years
  • There is a financial benefit to providers and payers for correctly capturing all HCC codes
  • There are approximately 11,000 codes that map to HCCs that need to be understood and captured

HCC Coding:

  • Reviews HCC medical records and coding both concurrently & retrospectively 
  • Evaluation of HCC Program with Findings and Recommendations
  • Training of Providers, typically web-based
  • Post provider training, re-audit/evaluate sample of HCC records

 

 

MMGS provides the following additional steps to ensure the most complete HCC Coding and the greatest opportunity for reimbursement for clients:

  • Discovery
    • Information Gathering to maximize Findings e.g. Preliminary RFA17 EAPG Weights
    • Perform a scoping e.g. Community Health Center, Accountable Care Organization, Hospital ACO, etc.
      • Count(s)
      • Weight(s)
      • Reimbursement
      • ICD-10 CM diagnosis codes with EAPG Assignment
      • HCPCS codes with EAPG Assignment
      • New and deleted HCPC codes
      • SME recommendations on sample size to establish a baseline for organization.
  • Evaluate and validate existing population
  • Review potential shifts in chronic conditions
  • Validate coding compliance, both technical and process
  • Summary of Findings
    • Scorecard (Baseline & Range, Averages, Target Areas, etc.)
    • Opportunities
      • Program
      • Documentation
      • Coding
      • Auditing
      • Technology Review
    • Population Health
      • Over/under utilization of patient care services
      • Over/under staffing of clinical staff to serve patient base 
      • Ancillary services to maximize patient care
      • Medication Management
      • Shortfalls of coordination of care for overlapping chronic conditions 
      • Over/under utilization of laboratory services
      • Over/under utilization of screenings e.g. colon, cardiac, etc.

February 15

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The MiraMed Learning Institute Webinar Series brings together healthcare subject matter experts who transfer their knowledge about innovative, leading practice and sustainable revenue cycle optimization strategies.

Presenters share actionable tactics that can have an immediate impact for your organization. Participants are given a chance to ask questions, connect with experts, and learn from peers who share their experiences through Q&A polling and surveys.

For more information, visit our website or contact Phil Solomon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Webinar – Stay Ahead of the Coding Curve - Learn New Strategies to Address your Plan for Q2 & Beyond

February 15, 2018 | 2:00 to 3:00 pm EST

You have your plan laid out for the year, but the industry is ever-changing and dynamic, to say the least. Have you given thought to your strategy after the first couple of months of the year? In this webinar, you will learn about the steps you need to take in Q2 and beyond to help you avoid coding pitfalls and optimize your coding performance. Learn from experts who code and audit over 30 million charts annually. This private webinar will put your organization on the path to successful coding and reimbursement in 2018.

You will learn about:

  1. What’s happening in healthcare today
  2. Focus area’s to improve performance for Q2 and beyond
  3. The impact on the organization

Read more: February 15

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