The Medical Management Institute - MMI
The Medical Management Institute - MMI
The Medical Management Institute - MMI

MMI Updates & Announcements

  • [EXTENDED] 50% Off Online ICD-10-CM Training & Certification

    Posted: Apr 22 2015

      EXTENDED PROMOTION Coders, billers & clinical staff...enroll in MMI's Online ICD-10-CM Training & Certification by April 30th and receive a 50% discount (normally $1,299, this is a savings of over $600).  The training is completely online, self-paced, interactive, specialty-specific and includes instructor support. Upon completion of the training and exam you will be certified in ICD-10-CM through the Medical Management Institute (MMI). You will receive the certification along with a one-year membership through MMI (this includes a member newsletters, exclusive networking group, access to a coding job board, instructor support and exclusive discounts on CEU courses).    How to Enroll:  To take advantage of the savings you will need to enroll by April 30th. Online: Click here and use promo code "422ICD10" Phone: Call 866-892-2765 Enrollment Packet: Click Here to download the enrollment packet   Interest-Free Payment Plan:  Contact us to set up an interest-free payment plan. The down payment will need...

  • The SGR Formula Has Been Repealed by the U.S. Senate | 04/14/2015

    Posted: Apr 15 2015

      Following the U.S. House of Representatives decision to pass legislation (the Medicare Access and CHIP [Children's Health Insurance Program] Reauthorization Act of 2015 - "MACRA") to permanently replace the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), the U.S. Senate has followed suit and the SGR formula has been officially (and immediately) repealed with a vote of 92-8. President Obama has stated that he will sign the bill into law.  MACRA is intended to be a bicameral, bipartisan agreement to return stability to Medicare physician payment. It will also establish an alternative set of annual payment updates & will fund CHIP and other programs important to family medicine.    What was the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR)?  This was the method used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the United States to control spending by Medicare on physician services. It was supposed to ensure that the yearly increase in the expenses per Medicare beneficiary...

  • Spots filled up for the ICD-10 Training Event - New Dates Have Been Added

    Posted: Apr 03 2015

    The May 23rd date for the live ICD-10-CM training event filled up fast! We have scheduled two more dates to accommodate the overflow, detailed below:  Saturday, August 29th Saturday, September 26th   The ICD-10-CM training events will be taking place at the MMI headquarters in Alpharetta, GA and will be hosted & instructed by Dari Bonner, RMC & Chief Training Officer at MMI. These events are intended for medical coders, billers & clinical staff in the outpatient/physician office setting looking to become trained & certified in ICD-10-CM. Admission will include one-day access to the training, the 2015 ICD-10-CM book, breakfast & lunch, specialty-specific reading material & exercises, up to 6 CEUs, hands-on instructor support, an MMI membership & the ICD-10-CM certification through MMI (certificate issued).  What's Different?  This is not a conference. There will be no booths or advertisers (although breakfast & lunch will be included...& there will be give-aways...)....

  • House Votes Overwhelmingly to Permanently Repeal the SGR...No Mention of ICD-10

    Posted: Mar 27 2015

    Source: Energy & Commerce Committee WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee members today spoke in support of H.R. 2 to permanently repeal the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), establish a fair and stable payment system for Medicare, protect seniors’ access to their doctors, begin to strengthen Medicare over the long term, and extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program. H.R. 2 was approved by a vote of 392-37. The legislation repeals the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR)formula and replaces it with the bicameral, bipartisan agreement to return stability to Medicare physician payments. The SGR formula is a cap on aggregate spending on physicians’ services where exceeding the cap resulted in punitive recoupments in subsequent years. The formula was passed into law in the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 to control physician spending, but it has failed to work. Since 2003, Congress has spent nearly $170 billion in short-term patches to avoid unsustainable cuts imposed by...

  • Quarterly Update to the Correct Coding Initiative (CCI) Edits, Version 21.1, Effective April 1, 2015

    Posted: Mar 24 2015

    Source: MLN Matters® & CMS   The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) to promote national correct coding methodologies and to control improper coding that leads to inappropriate payment in Part B claims. The coding policies developed are based on coding conventions defined in the American Medical Association’s Current Procedural Terminology manual, national and local policies and edits, coding guidelines developed by national societies, analysis of standard medical and surgical practice, and review of current coding practice. The latest package of NCCI edits, Version 21.1, effective April 1, 2015, will be available to the MACs via the CMS Data Center on or about January 31, 2015, and a final file will be available to them on or about February 14, 2015. Updates Version 21.1 will include all previous versions and updates from January 1, 1996, to the present. In the past, NCCI was...