Family Practice Billing Services Florida, FL
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.
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.
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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