Joint Partnership Forged Between Industry Leaders

Medical Electronic Attachment and The van Halem Group Create esMD Connectivity Agreement

Joint Partnership Forged Between Industry Leaders

Medical Electronic AttachmentNicole Smith, 888-329-9988

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 Attach®, 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 audit process.

“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 documentation 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 Attach® 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.

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 .

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 .


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