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Radiation Oncology Billing Services Florida, FL

Components & challenges of Radiation-Oncology billing

Cancer being among the most common ailments in the US, radiation oncology is one of the most used medical services in the US with care providers of all types (independent practitioners to hospitals) involved in it. This means a sizable amount of medical resources (money and medical effort) spent on healthcare in the US is claimed by radiation oncology. Alas, most part of it goes unrealized given the demanding nature of insurance procedures.

The radiation oncology insurance procedure involves patient registering, charge entry, claim generation and transmission, payment posting, making appeals for denials and incorrect claims and collection management – and electronic submission of claims to be HIPPA compliant.

Unfortunately, successful reimbursement of a radiation oncology episode requires more than careful adherence to policies, accurate handling of details and ability to transfer data electronically, it also needs:

  • Thorough understanding of how much coverage Medicare plan entitles you to (there are three of them Plan A, B and C)
  • Establishing whether the oncology treatment was medically necessary and recommended by a licensed physician

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.

Our Specialties:

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.

Needless to say, this leaves individual physicians, physician groups, clinics, diagnostic facilities, long term care facilities and acute care facilities with unrealized payments (ARs) and consequently ailing revenues.

Outsourcing to MBC:

MBC’s billers and coders possess a comprehensive knowledge of radiation oncology billing and coding procedures. Our years of experience in handling intricacies of radiation therapy billing and coding procedures translates into a very sophisticated level of understanding of the diseases involved in radiation therapy versus the insurance procedures applicable to them.

We have been able to bring down claim denial rates for care providers across all the state of the US through accurate handling of data and rigorous follow-ups done in a methodical manner. Our quality consciousness is responsible for reduction in claim denials. Both during and after preparation of claims, we put them through various cycles of quality checks to make sure that they are completely error free when submitted.

Our service models are flexible, so that you can choose a model that perfectly fits your needs and setup. We offer two types of models:

  • RCM consulting
  • Outsourcing

Our consulting model involves a thorough study of your revenue management system to help identify areas of revenue leakage, outdated software applications and training needs. By helping you address these areas our RCM service will ensure a smooth revenue management process capable of handling the dynamics of radiation therapy insurance requirements and reduced rejected claims.

However, if you don’t have an in-house billing and coding team, you can ship out your entire billing and coding responsibilities to MBC. Our outsourcing model includes the entire range of billing and coding activities starting from identifying insurance eligibility of the patient to submission of claims and post submission follow-ups.

We provide services across all phases of claim preparation and submission:

  • Charge Entry : Our Charge Entry (CE) services ensure error free claim submission through verification of patient demographics, medical codes, DOS, POS, provider information, units, modifiers as also submission of claims to clearing houses and more. CE also involves random quality checks as part of audits.
  • Payment Posting : Our billers and coders can work on the most advanced electronic remittance scenarios, including denials, underpayments, overpayments, multiple adjustments, automatic cross-over, secondary remittance, reversals, etc.
  • Account Receivable : We reduce your claim rejection rates and ensure a timely payment of your services by following up with insurance officials ensuring that you enjoy improved revenues.

Medicalbillersandcoders.com is a national network with our team spread across all states of the US with each state represented by billers and coders familiar with state-specific exceptions. This helps us to account for the fact that the rules applicable across the US are not uniform. MBC has helped care providers across US to improve their revenues as well as quality of radiation oncology treatment by allowing them to concentrate on their core services.