Physical Therapy Billing Services Florida, FL
Physical therapy services, owing to their inherent nature, have often been found to be elusive while billing for medical reimbursement. Unless medically deemed fit, these services cannot be billed for reimbursement. Consequently, physicians are apprehensive of undertaking certain services that might deprive them of reimbursement for medical services.
How does medical billing and coding support aid in Physical Therapy reimbursement?
Despite the healthcare providers’ pre-emptive scrutiny in determining eligibility for medical reimbursement, they may not always be successful in segregating ineligible cases due to their preoccupation with focused medical care as well as somewhat uncertain nature of this specialty-specific billing and coding.
Medicalbillersandcoders.com, the largest consortium of medical billers in the US, are known for accurate screening for deciding the eligibility of certain services for reimbursement. Such an efficient screening is indispensible for mitigating adverse impact on revenues from reimbursement. Laying a firm foundation for a comprehensive and efficient billing reimbursement solution, our Physical Therapy billing Specialists establish a well-phased system for an efficient claim submission and realization.
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.
Value-Added Process to Optimize Reimbursement
Our Physical Therapy Billing and coding solutions include the following process:
Setting up HIPAA compliant patient privacy reporting on any EMR software of your choice. Coupled with the compliant reporting, EMR system also ensures accurate charge-capture, which is crucial to billing and coding. Compliant EMR system – which runs on latest technology platforms – apart from ensuring operational efficiency, could also earn incentives for adhering to accepted level of compliance.
Having a compliant patient medical record at their disposal, our billing experts apply appropriate CPT codes for corresponding services. Ingenuity in applying diverse codes: CPT code 97110 for therapeutic procedure on one or more areas to develop strength and endurance, range of motion and flexibility; CPT code 97112 for neuromuscular re-education of movement, balance, coordination, kinesthetic sense, posture, and/or proprioception for sitting and or standing activities; CPT code 97116 for gait training including stair climbing; CPT code 97124 for massage, including stroking, compression, and percussion; CPT code 97140 for manual therapy techniques comprising mobilization/manipulation; CPT code 97150 for therapeutic procedure on group of 2 or more individuals. Application of suitable modifiers: modifier GP for service rendered by a l therapist, and modifier 59 for distinct procedural service. Such an ingenious coding system is precursor to an efficient claim submission devoid of any external audit issues
Finally, having submitted claims for reimbursement, our billing professionals set up a follow up system for expediting reimbursement of medical bills.
Billing Across Multiple Specialties
Employing a sequential system for claim submission and realization, our billing services have the capability to undertake medical bill submission and claim-realization for diverse specialty-specific Physical Therapy services such as:
Iontophoresis, electrotherapy and body massaging
Consequent to such best practices in billing management, physicians would be able to efficiently realize their claims with a portfolio of leading private insurance carriers such as United health, Wellpoint, Aetna, Humana, HCSC, Blue Cross Group, and public health insurance schemes such as Medicare and Medicaid.
MBC's unique combination of expertise and experience
Having a competent set of pre-qualification – certificated by the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC); proficient in using advanced medical billing software such as Lytec, Medic, Misys, Medisoft, NextGen, IDX; application of latest coding software such as EncoderPro, FLashcode and CodeLink; and expert at applying standard CPT, HCPCS procedure and supply codes, and ICD-CM diagnosis codes – and a proactive outlook to ICD-10 and HIPAA 5010 transition, our Physical Therapy billing experts promise to be an integrated solution for operational efficiency and revenue maximization. Therefore, physicians can be assured of much needed relief from complexities in medical billing.