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MiraMed’s eAlerts are distributed via email every Wednesday, and contains the latest industry information regarding business process outsourcing solutions, helpful coding news, or any number of relevant topics in the fast-paced, ever-evolving world of healthcare. To subscribe, simply complete the form below. Below the subscription form, you will find the archived eAlerts available.

CMS Compliance Countdown Calendars

June 12, 2013

Today’s discussion is about several fast-approaching deadlines.  These include: CMS e-prescribing penalty, Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Electronic Health Records (EHR), Meaningful Use (MU), Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the conversion from version 9 to 10 of the International Classification of Diseases codes (ICD-10).  Let’s review each of these programs and what their looming compliance or effective dates mean to health care providers’ future revenue.

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Summary of the US Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General Semiannual Report to Congress October 2012—March 2013

June 5, 2013

Every six months the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) Semiannual Report to Congress describes significant problems, abuses, deficiencies, and investigative outcomes undertaken by the Department.  The Semiannual Report is often described as the OIG's “make good report” to support ongoing investigations and additional funding requests to Congress. This report provides some valuable insight to all health care providers on the war against fraud and abuse.

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Advancements in Military Medical Care Help All of Us: Recognizing and Reimbursing New Treatments and Technology

May 29, 2013

Memorial Day was first widely observed in May 1868, to commemorate the sacrifices of the Civil War, when family members and citizens across the United States decorated the graves of more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers. MiraMed Global Services (MMGS) would like to take a moment to thank all veterans and their families for the sacrifices they have made for our freedom.

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CMS Instructions for Healthcare Providers and Facilities in the Event of a Disaster or an Emergency Situation

May 22, 2013

Natural disasters in America are always difficult. Our first concern is about the safety and welfare of the people involved. The buildings, the cars that are tossed around like toys and the personal belongings, while precious to their owners, quickly become meaningless when life and limbs are at risk. MiraMed Global Services' (MMGS) prayers are with the victims of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado this past Monday. Catastrophic events like the recent tornado, Hurricane Sandy, and flooding throughout the plains area a few months ago, make us all appreciate what is most important to us.

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SPECIAL ALERT: Healthcare Providers Can File Claims for Repayment under MasterCard and Visa Class Action Settlement

Jackson, MI, May 15, 2013– MiraMed Global Services, Inc. (MiraMed) has announced Healthcare providers that accept Visa and MasterCard payments are among the “merchants” that may be able to collect a portion of the fees paid to the card issuers under the proposed settlement in the Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation pending in federal District Court in New York. 

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