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Orthopedic Billing Services California, CA

MBC billers, specializing in orthopedic billing, understand your pain-points better than anyone else. That is why they are continuously evolving with billing reforms and technology so that there would be fewer claim rejections. As a result, they can be expected to perform a host of services such as:

  • Assigning correct and accurate codes to multiple procedures
  • Providing both electronic and paper billing
  • Regular code audit checks to apply appropriate codes
  • Analyzing accounts to prevent blockages in cash flows
  • Follow up with payers for pending payouts
  • Generating daily, weekly and monthly financial reporting

Did you know?

  • While billing for CPT code A5500 (diabetic shoe fitting and modification left and right foot) use of the KX modifier is mandatory in order to be reimbursed.
  • Our team is aware of the importance of the KX modifier for CPT code L3030 (foot inserts removable) in order to avoid rejection from payers - L3030LTKX (left foot) and L3030RTKX (right foot).
  • Our experts understand that modifier RT & LT is not applicable while billing for CPT code 97597 (Removal of devitalized tissue) for up to 20 square centimeters, irrespective of left or right foot.

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.

Effective and streamlined coding

Special attention is given to coding so as to make billing error-free. Orthopedic practices may be required to perform numerous clinical activities: non-surgical orthopedics such as physiotherapy, chiropractic, occupational therapy, podiatry, and kinesiology; surgical orthopedics such as hand surgery, shoulder and elbow surgery, total joint reconstruction (arthroplasty), pediatric orthopedics, foot and ankle surgery, spine surgery, musculoskeletal oncology, surgical sports medicine, and orthopedic trauma. Given the high-cost value of these procedures, it is critical to have them accurately coded so as to avoid being denied or underpaid for coding inaccuracy. Our coders, knowledgeable of the entire coding system, can ensure highest coding accuracy.

Impeccable billing and coding credentials

Our orthopedic billing services are driven by specialists who have an impressive repertoire of credentials. Here is quick glance of our affiliates’ credentials:

  • Certification from The American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC)
  • Familiar with medical billing software such as Lytec, Medic, Misys, Medisoft, NextGen, and many more
  • Trained on coding software such as EncoderPro, FLashcode, CodeLink, etc.
  • Being able to apply standard CPT, HCPCS procedure and supply codes, and ICD-CM diagnosis coding as per CMS guidelines
  • Successful track-record of processing medical bills with leading commercial carriers such as United health, WellPoint, Aetna, Humana, HCSC, Blue Cross Group, etc.
  • Ability to negotiate successfully with Medicare and state-specific Medicaid policies.

Improving your revenue management cycle through pertinent intervention

Traversing a sequential order – patient enrollment, scheduling, insurance verification, insurance authorizations, scheduling and re-scheduling, coding, billing and reconciling of accounts – our medical billing process can add value in terms of simplicity in submission and retrieval of documents, pre-audit on coding, real-time report generation, application of suitable modifiers, etc.

Thus, our medical billing service – complete with accurate charge-capture, intricate procedure coding, electronic filing of claims, patient billing, multi-tiered appeal process, denial elimination initiatives, and compliance standards – is the prescription for simplification of your revenue cycle, appreciable increase in collection rates, more patient inflow and referrals, and increased avenue for medical research and development.

Quite expectedly, orthopedic physicians who have chosen to engage our billing specialists have been able to make the crucial value-additions: appreciation in practice revenues and clinical efficiency.