Two industry leaders, Medical Electronic Attachment (MEA), the
recognized leader in secure exchange of health information, and The van
Halem Group, a leading national Medicare consulting and auditing firm,
today announced an agreement to provide MEA's FastAttach®, an
esMD (Electronic submission of medical documentation) solution, to DME
providers. This partnership solution offers the DME industry a more
efficient, cost-effective and complete solution for reporting during the
"Empowering our clients to electronically respond to Medicare audits
alleviates many administrative burdens and costs," stated Wayne H. van
Halem, founder and President of The van Halem Group. "This innovative
solution and proven technology will simplify the response process and
will be provided at no additional cost to our clients."
"MEA and The van Halem Group share the same values and dedication in
providing excellent service to the healthcare community," said Lindy
Benton, MEA CEO. "We are pleased to have been chosen as their Health
Information Handler for the esMD program. Aligning their consultative
expertise with our innovative solutions is the perfect synergy for
providers looking to streamline medical documentatio review and
submissions for Medicare audits."
Specifically, this partnership will enable clients of The van Halem
Group to electronically respond to Additional Documentation Requests by
Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and Recovery Audit
Contractors (RAC) through the esMD CONNECT gateway. Their clients will
experience process improvement and reduced administrative costs by
utilizing MEA's FastAttach® to electronically send all required
medical documentation to the requesting CMS review contractor for RAC,
MAC and CERT audits, eliminating the need to mail or fax documentation.
About The van Halem Group
The van Halem Group is among the nation's most respected audit and
consulting firms - helping providers navigate complex issues related to
audits, appeals, and compliance. All consultants and clinicians are
former Health and Human Services or Medicare contractor employees, so
clients benefit from a collaborative relationship with Medicare as well
as a unique perspective and first-hand knowledge of the process which
results in significant cost savings. More information can be obtained at www.vanhalemgroup.com.
About Medical Electronic Attachment, Inc.
Medical Electronic Attachment (MEA), the recognized leader in secure
health information exchange, offers solutions that enable the capture,
transmission, storage and retrieval of medical documentation through the
MEA Information Exchange Engine (IEE). MEA's solutions can be used for
claim attachments, HEDIS, Medicare Risk Adjustment, esMD/CMS audits,
health information exchange and more. MEA's mission is to provide value
for their clients through an advanced technology and innovative products
and services designed to remove manual and paper-based workflows.
Further information may be obtained at www.mea-fast.com.
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