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Sports Medicine Billing Services Florida, FL

Components & Challenges inSports Medicine Billing

Sports medicine faces the same indifference from insurance authorities in the US as sports in general do from us: that they are important but not indispensible. This indifference has denied sports medicine the distinction of a specialty across the US.

Sports physicians aren’t educationally distinct from family physicians in a substantial way and a family physician can become a sports physician by applying for a dual credential with insurance authorities. However, when family physicians apply for dual credential, they are denied on the basis that family medical practice and sports medical practice are different disciplines and one can’t become the other or both.

To address these two challenges, now sports medicine is mostly practiced via managed care services to facilitate association with local insurance bodies to help reimbursement of claims. But, managed care service involves assigning a physician to each care recipient, making it necessary, for successful reimbursement, to establish that a treatment was carried out upon the referral of the assigned physician. It also necessitates accurate documentation of all medical and nonmedical details required and familiarity of care providers with resulting complexities of managed care services.

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.

In addition to the above hurdles, sports medicine reimbursement is also subject to all the insurance regulations that apply to other specialties. This causes care providers involved in sports medicine left to negotiate with mounting ARs and losses. Care providers are not in a position to handle this effectively as it requires handling intricate medical and regulatory details, filing claims and following them up for timely reimbursements – things that are outside their area of competency and can be best dealt with if left to experienced billing and coding houses.

Outsourcing to MBC:

MBC, the largest billing and coding consortium in the US, has helped care providers involved in sports medicine reduce their mounting account receivables through accurate handling of details, submission and rigorous follow-ups with insurance officials, ensuring timely reimbursements. MBC’s billing and coding professionals are not just familiar with intricacies of regulatory and medical details but also have sound knowledge of state-specific exceptions which helps them account for the fact that few regulations to an extent may not be uniform across all 50 states of the US.

Our flexible billing and coding service models ensure that they can be adopted by any care provider regardless of size, scale and nature of operations:

Through our Revenue Management Consulting (RCM) service model we can prune your in-house operations stripping out dated and time-consuming procedures and software applications and guide in replacing them with ones that will help you handle the entire billing and coding process with ease and ensure compliance.

However, if you are an independent sports physician and think a setup will only restrict your mobility and access and bring down the fluidity of your operations or you just don’t need in-house billers and coders, our outsourced billing and coding services will work well for you, where you will be able to completely ship out billing and coding responsibilities to us and solely concentrate on your practice as we help you to keep up the inflow of your revenues.

With a network spanning across 50 states in the US, we have helped countless care providers to improve their profitability through accurate preparation, submission and timely reimbursement of claims.