Medical Electronic Attachment Inc. (MEA) Announces Certification by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation (esMD) Program.

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MEA Joins the esMD Program to Streamline the CMS Audit Process

Lindy Benton, CEO of MEA said, “The esMD pilot is revolutionizing the secure exchange of medical documentation between providers and CMS Review Contractors.”

Medical Electronic Attachment (MEA), The Recognized Leader in Secure Exchange of Health Information today announced that they have been certified by CMS to operate as a Health Information Handler (HIH) for the Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation (esMD) program. esMD was developed by CMS to enable providers to electronically respond to CMS post-payment audits. Providers will use MEA’s FastAttach™ solution for the secure electronic capture and submission of requested medical documentation to CMS Review Contractors for RAC (Recovery Audit Contractors), MAC (Medicare Administrative Contractors), CERT (Comprehensive Error Rate Testing), PERM (Payment Error Rate Measurement) and ZPIC (Zone Program Integrity Contractors) audits, using the secure CONNECT gateway.    

MEA has developed a National Health Information Network (NHIN) standard CONNECT gateway while working closely with CMS to develop secure point-to-point delivery of medical documentation in support of post-payment audits. MEA’s FastAttach™ solution can import documents from a variety of acquisition methods and is compatible with all EHR, practice management, document imaging or revenue cycle management systems for workflow simplification. FastAttach™ eliminates costly and time consuming paper and manual processes normally associated with the CMS audit process.

“The esMD program is revolutionizing the secure exchange of medical documentation between providers and CMS Review Contractors,” said Lindy Benton, CEO of Medical Electronic Attachment, Inc. (MEA). “esMD was a logical fit for our company as the concept of enabling a provider to store and transmit secure medical documentation for a payor or designated consumer to retrieve falls, within our core line of business. CMS is known for setting industry standards and I believe that esMD will set the precedence in the industry as it relates to medical documentation exchange.”

About Medical Electronic Attachment, Inc.
MEA, The Recognized Leader in Secure Health Information Exchange, offers solutions that enable the secure capture, transmission and storage of medical information through the MEA Information Exchange Engine. FastAttach™ can be used for Claim Attachments, HEDIS, esMD/CMS Audits, Utilization Management, Health Information Exchange and more. MEA strives to remove manual and paper-based workflows while reducing administrative time and cost associated with handling and storing paper. Further information may be obtained at


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