Florida, FL Durable Medical Equipment Billing Services
When it comes to Durable Medical Equipment (DME) reimbursement, the difficulty lies in the fact that they don’t form a complete treatment episode but a part of it and their necessity for a treatment episode depends on the physician’s recommendation. This dependency makes reimbursement of DME incidents complicated necessitating additional paperwork to record and establish their necessity for a treatment episode.
Additionally, seen from a DME reimbursement standpoint, ailments are not covered by Medicaid or Medicare as such but only such ailments as are treated with the use of DME devices. Sleep disorder is a point in case. There are various sleep disorders but only such sleep disorders are reimbursed as are treated by the use of CPAP that enjoy insurance coverage under Medicaid.
If we simplify the above facts regarding DME from a reimbursement point of view, two deductions will spring up:
The need to establish the necessity of a DME device within a treatment episode
Knowledge of the devices that are covered
The second requirement is more complicated than it looks; its coverage eligibility is circumstantial. For example, a wheel chair will be covered only when used exclusively for a permanently disabled nursing facility resident and if not included in the nursing facility per diem rates.
Our Florida billing service can help you to increase your revenue with the reduction in the number of denied and unpaid claims. Our billers present in all the major cities like Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, St. Petersberg and Orlando can provide you with less paperwork and more accurate medical claims to improve the efficiency of your practice. Here are some of the services which our billers have shown their proficiency in:
Claims are processed on the same day
Analysis of accounts receivables
Weekly as well as monthly reports on productivity
Analysis of codes and procedures on a regular basis
Review of fee schedules for updates
Our billers in Florida have been tracking the rate of reimbursements which has been dipping in the state past a decade. They also have analyzed the solution to this dip, the answer lies in the state of Florida’s reimbursement statutes itself. These local Florida billers are the key to unlock blocked cash flows and can provide you with updated methods to improve the efficiency of your practice.
Value Our Florida Billers Bring:
The Florida medical billing and coding services that we provide are not just limited to cities such as major cities like Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, St. Petersberg and Orlando. They also extend to almost all other towns and smaller cities in Florida. These medical coders and billers surpass HIPAA compliance and are also trained in preferred language such as Spanish. They have been recommended in their past engagements for their medical billing administrative skills, excellent Data Entry management, along with good written and oral communication skills.
Our medical billers and coders in Florida at medicalbillersandcoders.com perform specialized tasks such as reviewing encounter forms for accuracy in ICD-10 and CPT coding, maintain records of existing billing and coverage rules, posting charges and payments to accounts, make follow up calls to insurance companies to resolve any inconsistency in payments and to patients whose accounts were past due to set up a payment plan, report to physicians regularly, offer customer support by comprehending and elucidating insurance EOBs, co-pays, co-insurance and deductibles to patients and enter and revise patient demographics.
Florida medical billing specialists can not only assist in increasing your income but also guarantee suitable reimbursement, provide medical billing and coding services in specialties including Otolaryngology, Primary Care, Optometry, Family Practice, Hospitalist Billing, Cardiology, OB Gyn, Physical Therapy, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and Dental.
Our Software Experience:
Physician shortage would always be a problem in Florida and is not only affecting doctors but also bigger hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, nurses and resident doctors. The shortage would mean long working hours and more accurate medical coding and billing practices. However, implementation of EMRs is proving to be of immense help since most of the paperwork is diminished and doctors have real-time information about patients and other related data. Our coders and medical billers are expert in software such as Medisoft, Misys Tiger, Eclinicalworks, Advance MD, GE Centricity, and Altapoint.
Difficulties & Challenges Florida Physicians Face:
One of the unique challenges that physicians and healthcare provides face in Florida is dealing with Florida Medicaid Institutional Care Program (ICP) patients. This is because Florida has a large elderly population (65 years and older) which is projected to grow nearly to 26% of the state’s total population which is the highest among all states in the US.
The fact that these elderly patients are either disabled or are fighting chronic illnesses makes them frequent visitors to physicians’ offices and various hospitals. This fact coupled with the recent health care reform would ensure that health care providers would be required to ensure accuracy and compliance with legal guidelines in order to avoid a drop in revenue or negative legal repercussions. Our medical billing specialists ensure that problems such as inadequate reimbursement due to claim denial and other related factors do not take its toll on your practice.
Our medical billers and coders at medicalbillersandcoders.com can ensure an improvement in the efficiency of your practice by employing the best methods of optimally using your EMR, their exposure of various Practice Management Systems also provides greater collections for your practice.
Outsourcing to MBC:
MBC can simplify the situation for you:
Our team of billers and coders have years of experience in handling DME documentation starting from the beginning to the end of a medical episode.
Our billers and coders can help you develop a physiological description of the client’s disease, injury, impairment, etc, and other requirements, including videos and photographs to demonstrate the client’s impairments and ability to use the equipment.
Our DME billers and coders can help you with the entire set of reimbursement administrative activities starting from accurate identification of the instances eligible for reimbursement through preparation of claims to submitting them.
Depending on the size and need of your set up, you can choose any service model you want. If you are an independent physician without an in-house team of billers and coders nor any need for it, you can choose our outsourced billing and coding services and we would take care of the complete range of billing and coding responsibilities for you, including preparing claims using appropriate codes and other medical details, submitting them and following up with insurance authorities for their timely reimbursement.
If you are a bigger set up with an in-house team of people handling billing and coding for you who are struggling with long-drawn procedures, bumbling software applications and medical and procedural intricacies leading to rejected claims, all your in-house operations need is streaming up of your billing processes. Our Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) consulting model can help you. We will conduct a thorough study of your operations and strip out cumbersome processes and replace them with leaner and efficient ones, identify where your in-house staff need training and help train them and recommend appropriate software applications that will be easy to use, compatible with your environment and will help you be in Medicaid and Medicare compliance more easily and seamlessly than the ones you have today.
Benefits to Our Physicians:
Through both outsourcing and consulting services, we have helped physicians, hospitals and nursing homes across all states of the US improve their revenues and time that was spent earlier on nonmedical activities. We have been able to achieve this by improving the number of reimbursed claims, ensuring their timely payment and sparing their staff nonmedical administrative activities.
Our success with DME claim turn around doesn’t just include reimbursement of fresh submissions but also resubmissions made following rejections. Our billers and coders are experienced enough to assess and address reasons for rejections and where possible resubmit claims and ensure their reimbursement by Medicaid and Medicare, helping healthcare providers avoid having to deal with an unresponsive and lumbering post-submission process which often gives them a hard time.
The highlights of our services have collectively helped healthcare providers overcome the problems associated with DME devices and concentrate on delivery of care.
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