Ambulatory Surgical Centers Billing Services California, CA
Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) play a vital role in providing same day surgical care; however, the changing landscape of the US healthcare industry has cropped up various challenges for this industry. These centers are not only struggling with fluctuating reimbursement rates but physicians’ shift towards hospital employment and pressure to provide cost-effective care has also increased their woes. The number of ASC facilities in the US has remained static for the last few years as many such centers are closing down or merging with hospitals due to revenue issues.
ASC Key Statistics
According to RemitDATA, denials are causing financial pressure on ASCs with New York being the top state with highest denial rates (37%) for such surgery centers. Georgia comes second (27%) and Kentucky is on the third spot (22%)
According to HealthCare Appraisers 2013 ASC Valuation Survey, during 2012-2013, around 54% ASC management companies witnessed an increase in acquisition activities
According to a Provista Report of ASC Survey Findings, reimbursement is the biggest challenge faced by ambulatory surgical centers
Running a medical practice in California can be quite challenging when it comes to medical billing and coding. Our billers and coders in all the major cities of California including Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno can help you settle your requirements here are some of the services which our expert medical billers and coders specializes in:
Tracking and follow-up on unpaid claims
Preparing Patient statements and payment posting
Customizing billing reports for better control
Primary and secondary insurance claims filing
Value Our California Billers Bring:
Our medical billers and coders are not limited to just the big cities such as Fresno, San Francisco, and San Diego but also all other smaller cities and towns in California. Moreover our billers are compliant with HIPAA guidelines and are updated with all industry updates through medicalbillerandcoder.com. This makes sure that your practice is run in the most efficient and legally safe conditions. Our Billing specialists also ensure that your patients are hassle free and their billing queries are answered well.
The expertise of our billers is vast and includes but is not limited to Past Due Collections, Electronic Medical claim filing, Medicare Audit Protection, coding and diagnosis analysis for maximum allowable reimbursement, customized accounts receivable and revenue cycle financial analysis, electronic claims submissions, denials management and payment posting, dedicated and relentless insurance follow-up, patient statements and patient-centric support, provider enrollment support, and standardized reporting.
Our medical billing specialists are committed to improving your productivity by utilizing finest processes and health care information technology such as Electronic Medical Records. These medical billers and coders maximize your revenue, ensure timely compensation, and offer medical billing and coding services in specialties including Family Practice, mental health , pain management, Physical Therapy, radiology, Internal Medicine, neurology, orthopedic, and numerous other areas.
Our Software Experience:
The fact that physician shortage is set to quadruple in the next decade according to AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) makes it vital that physicians utilize professional and accurate medical billing and coding services. The various software that we provide in addition to the value added services mentioned above ensures that physicians are capable of keeping up-to-date with the healthcare IT sector reforms and improvements. Some of the medical coding and billing software that our billers have experience on include Medisoft, Misys Tiger, Eclinicalworks, Advance MD, GE Centricity, and Altapoint.
Difficulties & Challenges California physicians Face:
The most common challenges faced by physicians in big cities such as San Jose and Los Angeles are underperforming accounts receivables or collections and claims denial. Both these situations along with other errors may lead to decreased revenue. Our billers provide the solutions to these problems by making the denial management efficient and offering services such as integrated medical billing with EMR along with numerous other value added services like sending patient statements and processing refunds to Medicare in order to preserve your practice from RAC audits.
As a physician in California, it becomes difficult to keep track of all the changes taking place in the legislation related to your practice. This is where the expertise and experience of our medical billing specialists can be of immense help. It almost seems that payers are in the business of claim denial and can afford to make mistakes at your expense. Although the new HIPAA guidelines would ensure a smoother process, the amount of patient-doctor encounters would increase in the future making it difficult to extract time for coding, billing, claim denial and compliance with HIPAA regulations. Specialized medical billers and coders such as ours can ensure that your practice not only flourishes but is also HIPAA compliant.
It has become important for ACSs to meet the competition from hospitals that are equipped with the latest tools and systems for quality care provision. They are under pressure to meet patient and physician demands, while struggling with financial and administrative challenges on a day-to-day basis.
Our expert team of coders and billers have been assisting ASCs across all 50 states in the US survive challenges brought in by healthcare reforms. With our 15+ years of experience in the medical billing domain, we have helped such centers combat top five challenges:
Getting maximum payment from insurance companies
Compliance with Healthcare Reforms
Accounts Receivable Recovery
Our billing professionals not only specialize in ASC coding and billing but also incorporate the knowledge throughout the process for offering end-to-end solutions. They are adept at handling the following services for ambulatory surgical centers:
Tracking deductibles, co-payments and fee schedules
Error-free coding and code audit checks
Generation of patient statements
Reducing denials through effective denial management solutions
Offering custom reports to helps ASCs identify reasons
With our proven ASC medical billing services, many surgical centers across the country have overcome denials and underpayments. From error-free claims submission and rigorous follow-ups to denial management, appeals and compliance to HIPAA and other reforms, our billing professionals offer comprehensive solutions. Our coders are updated with the latest changes in ASC coding and make use of the latest software to deliver quality solutions.
Why is MBC the Best Choice for ASC Billing?
We take pride in our team of billing experts who are well-versed in revenue challenges concerning ASCs. Our expertise in ASC billing helps us deliver top quality services in the industry. We have ASC -specialized coders with certification from the AAPC (American Association of Professional Coders) who ensure error-free application of codes for maximum revenue. Our company has well-trained AR callers who work vigorously to procure maximum payments from insurance companies. Our 24/7 best-in-class customer services helps us ensure high standards of client satisfaction.
Helping ASCs Save More and Spend Less
ASCs avail our end-to-end billing and RCM solutions to ensure a steady flow of income, streamline revenue cycle and enhanced workflow. Our team of billing experts brings them maximum revenue for rendered services, enabling them to invest in latest equipment, tools and systems for procedures such as endoscopy. MBC’s comprehensive billing and coding solutions help such centers reduce the impact of ageing population on the demand for surgical procedures.
We understand the importance of ASCs in mitigating the impact of aging population on shortage of surgery workforce. By maximizing revenue and minimizing claim Denials, we help ASCs retain their autonomy and keep working they way they must.