Gastroenterology Billing Services Florida, FL
Tracing the growth of Gastroenterology
Over the years, gastroenterology has evolved into a highly lucrative practice. While path breaking advances in diagnostic and treatment procedures have helped physicians sustain higher level of clinical quality, progressive increase in patient visits may have made medical billing more stressful. This could have been the reason for frequent instances of your medical claims being delayed, denied, or underpaid for what your payors perceive to be billing errors or insufficient coding.
But, with our proven gastroenterology medical billing at your service, you can expect to mitigate those undesirable instances of delay, denial, or underpayment. Our certified and experienced billing experts are known to have ensured error-free coding, faster submission, and denial-free realization of claims from health insurance carriers across the 50 states in the U.S.
Did you know?
CPT code 43234 (Upper GI simple examination) has been replaced in 2013 by CPT code 43235 (Upper GI includes esophagus, stomach, & either the duodenum and/or jejunum as appropriate; diagnostic)
In 2013 CPT code 43206 is applied for similar purpose as CPT code 88375 (used for optical endomicroscopic imaging) but both are mutually exclusive
Our experts have updated themselves with CPT code 91111 (using capsule endoscopy) revised in 2013 by CPT code 91112 (using wireless capsule endoscopy with pressure measurements)
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.
MBC’s qualitative credentials
Our gastroenterology medical billing services are administered by professionals with a fine blend of qualification and experience. 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.
MBC billing and coding for diverse procedures
Impressed with pre-qualifications that match the best in the industry, majority of gastroenterology physicians have reposed their firm faith in our billing and coding competencies. Here is an elaborative list of diverse diagnostic and treatment procedures billed, coded, submitted, followed-up, and claimed with multiple health insurance payors:
Biliary malfunction such as acalculous cholecystitis, acalculous cholecystopathy, etc
Colon malfunction such as acute megacolon, amebiasis, angiodysplasia of the colon, bacterial gastroenteritis, etc
Esophagus malfunction such as achalasia, cytomegalovirus esophagitis, esophageal diverticula, etc
Intestinal malfunction afferent loop syndrome, ascariasis, balantidiasis, etc.
Liver malfunction such as acute liver failure, alcoholic fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, etc.
Pancreas malfunction such as acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic divisum, pancreatic trauma, etc.
Stomach malfunction abdominal compartment syndrome, achlorhydria, acute gastritis, etc.
Systemic diseases such as antibiotic therapy for peritonitis, ascites, chylothorax crohn disease, etc.
Value delivery to physicians
The gastroenterology practitioners 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.
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