Family Practice Billing Services California, CA
Going by the recent statistical result – 208 million visits to family physicians each year – the relevance of family medicine to the U.S. health care system had never been more pronounced. Family Physicians – delivering a range of acute, chronic and preventive medical care services – have a patient base unmatched by any other medical specialty. Family Medicine’s enormous reach entails judicious billing and coding for optimum reimbursement of medical bills, absence of which will adversely impact physicians’ revenues and medical efficiency, and the healthcare system at large.
Fortunately, Family Physicians can fall back on qualified and experienced billers and coders – certified by AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders), well versed in ICD-9, CPT and HCPCS coding based on CMS and AMA guidelines, and HIPAA privacy compliance– to mitigate such an adverse scenario. Our billers and coders, who fit the bill, have been favorites of a majority of leading Family Physicians, clinics, diagnostic centers, and hospitals.
Did you know?
Family Practitioners using consultation CPT Codes 90241 to 99248, will be accepted by commercial payers but not be accepted by Medicare; hence Family Practitioners engaging Medicare Patients should be aware of this fact to avoid denials.
Family Practitioners providing an office visit take a decision of surgery on the same day; need to use modifier 57 for the decision of surgery in order to be reimbursed.
E&M Modifiers 24, 25 and 57 if used accurately provide 100% reimbursement- to Family Practitioners providing any additional service to patients along with an office visit. Hence Family Practitioners can benefit with maximum reimbursements; by making optimal use of these modifiers.
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.
Ideally Phasing Family Medicine Medical Reimbursement Cycle
Traversing the comprehensive procedures involved in billing and coding, our Family Medicine reimbursement experts have been known for their ideal phasing of reimbursement process into:
Primary Phase- Patient enrolling, insurance verification and authorization are carried out.
Secondary Phase- Billing Family Physicians’ diverse services are translated into honest bills using advanced medical billing softwares such as Lytec, Medic, Misys, Medisoft, and NextGen.
Tertiary Phase- Family Medicine billing and coding experts translate aptly billed diverse services – acute, chronic and preventive medical care services; diagnosis and treatment of internal illness, preventive care, including routine checkups, health-risk assessments, immunization and screening tests; personalized counseling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle; treatment of chronic illness, often in coordination with other subspecialists; and prenatal care services – into complying codes (as per AMA and CMS guidelines)for error-free, denial-free, and optimum reimbursement of Family Physicians’ Medical bills.
There has also been diligent application of suitable modifiers to mitigate undesirable return of claimsform insurance carriers. Consequently, there has been a successful track-record of processing Family Medicine bills with the leading private insurance carriers such as Unitedhealth, Wellpoint, Aetna, Humana, HCSC, Blue Cross Group, and Government sponsored Medicare and Medicaid as well.
With the sole objective of achieving maximum end-to-end Family Medicine services claim reimbursement, our Family Medicine Coding and Billing Specialists set themselves high standards in professional efficiency. Having to meet the Family Medicine Practitioners’ expectancy level amidst stringent coding and billing system, our professionals continually upgrade their competence to match ‘best practices in medical coding and billing’ for Family Medicine services.
Family Medicine physicians who opted for outsourcing their medical billing with our efficient billing and coding services, have stood to gain in terms of revenues, patient influx and referrals, and benchmarking their medical efficiency.
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