Reimbursement Strategy Development and Implementation
Merlino Healthcare Consulting assists your company with the development, review and implementation of a reimbursement strategy that is closely linked to your new product launch or current product strategy. We design and assist in the preparation of survey tools that identify customer reimbursement needs. Using your market analysis and customer-identified needs assessment, we will assist you in developing reimbursement strategies, initiatives and timelines to meet your company’s needs and resources.
Reimbursement Policy Research, Monitoring and Content Development
Merlino Healthcare Consulting monitors and reviews the payment policies that are important for your products, procedures and company. We identify potential reimbursement initiatives, materials and activities for your sales force and customers. Our staff keeps your leaders and sales force informed of new or revised reimbursement policies, including those related to coding, national and local coverage and payments for your products.
We supply verbal and written summaries and analyses, and assist with preparations of responses to the published, proposed and final rules of U.S. government agencies, including Medicare and Medicaid, and at times, private, state, local payers.
We provide complete Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code application services, from initial review, preparation of application and follow-up We provide analysis to support completion and submission of the code application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
We assist your market research and brand teams in identifying reimbursement groups, publications and list serves whose members or participants may have an interest in your organization’s reimbursement resources for building product and company awareness. We are also available for reimbursement market research validation.
Payer Advocacy and Education Products
Merlino Healthcare Consulting provides guidance and assistance to foster, enhance and maintain reimbursement relationships with important government agencies and at times, private payers. We assist you with all aspects of your local and national payer issues. Our staff facilitates written and verbal communications and meetings with payers, and prepares participants for discussions and negotiations.
Our staff investigates and reviews local and national coverage policies that affect your products and procedures. We also obtain the resources and documentation you need, and use our extensive network of contacts to help resolve your payer issues.
Planning and communication are critical during a new product introduction. We assist with communication to Medicare and other important payers, including development, content and planning for your new product’s introduction letters by supplying supporting reimbursement documentation to ensure that payers know your products when they are introduced.
Customer and Sales Force Reimbursement Education
We research, design and provide content for coding and reimbursement education materials, such as brochures and seminars, for sales force and customer use. Working closely with your brand and marketing teams, our staff identifies, provides authoritative documentation and develops reimbursement content and materials for all your company’s reimbursement publication needs, including marketing materials, Web sites, e-mail notifications, fax alerts, newsletters, FAQs, PowerPoint presentations, guidance documents, brochures, CDs, etc. (sample newsletter articles)
Merlino Healthcare Consulting provides expert presenters or written materials and authoritative documentation for your company’s payer or reimbursement staff for ongoing reimbursement activities or during special events such as a launch of a new product or a yearly or local sales team meeting. We offer assistance for educational presentations on site (face to face), via conference call, on video and on the Web.
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If you are interested in finding out more about our services, contact us at Merlino Healthcare Consulting Corp. and we will provide you with a personalized quote for our services