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Behavioral Health Billing Services California, CA

Owing to its interdisciplinary nature – integration of knowledge in the biological, behavioral, psychological, and social sciences relevant to health and illness – Behavior Medicine physicians hardly find time to manage their medical bills filed and reimbursed efficiently. 

Outsourced Excellence

Alternatively, our Behavior Medicine Billing Advisory – comprising AAPC certified medical coders, who are proficient in generating diverse behavior medicine bills on advanced software such as Lytec, Medic, Misys, Medisoft, NextGen, IDX, etc., and applying specific CPT, ICD-10, & HCPCS; complying with HIPAA privacy norms; and processing the prepared bills with leading private insurance carriers such as United health, Wellpoint, Aetna, Humana, HCSC, Blue Cross Group, and Government sponsored Medicare and Medicaid as well – has been able fill in the void successfully, and ensure greater revenue generation for Behavior Medicine physicians, patient inflow and referrals, and medical efficiency.

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 Specialties:

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.

Extensive Coverage of Behavior Medicine Procedures

Our billing advisory has been able to cater to a majority of Behavior Medicine professionals comprising of psychologists, physicians, and qualified nurses by employing a comprehensive billing and coding approach that covers the whole gamut of behavior medicine procedures including:

  • Biofeedback, hypnosis, and bio-behavioral therapy of physical disorders
  • Aspects of occupational therapy, rehabilitation medicine, and physiatry
  • Preventive medicine

Enabling Accurate and Refined Medical Billing

A thorough knowledge of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding system covering the comprehensive health and behavior assessment and intervention of medical services has been pivotal in enabling accurate and refined medical billing on our clients’ behalf. Following list of CPT codes used in coding Behavior Medicine procedures is a valid endorsement of our integrity in compliant coding system:

CPT Codes Corresponding Behavior Assessment and Intervention Medical Services
96150 For initial assessment of the patient to determine the biological, psychological, and social factors affecting the patient’s physical health and any treatment problems
96151 For re-assessment of the patient to evaluate the patient’s condition and determine the need for further treatment; a re-assessment may be performed by a clinician other than the one who conducted the patient’s initial assessment
96152 For interventional service provided to an individual to modify the psychological, behavioral, cognitive, and social factors affecting the patient’s physical health and well being
96153 For interventional service provided to a group; an example is a smoking-cessation program that includes educational information, cognitive-behavioral treatment and social support
96154 To code interventional service provided to a family with the patient present
96155 To code interventional service provided to a family without the patient being present

Infusing Modifiers for Mitigating Delay/Denial

Coupling a competent coding regimen with timely and accurate modifiers, our Behavior Medicine Billing Advisory has been able to mitigate undesirable delay/denial of its clients’ medical reimbursements. Modifier 22 for Extended Service and Modifier 52 for Reduced Service (where in the provider reduces or eliminates a portion of the service or procedure, which results in a reduction in reimbursement. The reduced service is identified by its CPT code and the addition of the modifier-52) are prime examples of Modifiers adopted in our billing management.

Multiple Benefits

The Behavior Medicine physicians, who lent preference to our billing and coding competencies – complete with accurate charge-capture, intricate procedure coding, electronic filing of claims, patient billing, multi-tiered appeal process, denial elimination initiatives, and compliance standards – have been able to witness simplification of revenue cycle, appreciable increase in collection rates, more patient inflow and referrals, and Increased avenue for medical research and development.