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Sports Medicine Billing Services Missouri, MO

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.

For more than a decade our medical billers have been providing outstanding medical billing solutions to providers in Missouri. Currently, we have medical billers catering to practices in Jackson, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Biloxi and Southaven.

Our highly qualified staff of medical billers is experienced in billing and successful collection of your claims. Their in-depth knowledge and expertise allows physicians to concentrate on patient care and market their practice. Some of the services, our billers are specialized in:

  • Charge entry and insurance verification
  • Accurate entry of CPT and ICD-9 patient coding
  • Accurate Payment posting
  • Follow up on primary and secondary claims
  • Collection of all aged account balances
  • Customized month report

Medical billing can be considered to be a complicated service in terms of technicality and ever changing regulations, which make it quite difficult to standardize medical billing processes. To bring about some amount of uniformity in the process of billing and coding, the Coding Standards Committee developed new coding standards which also comprise a pool of designated coding and billing professionals. Our local billers and coders in Missouri have kept been following these changes on a regular basis.

These Billing Specialists in Missouri will be able to help your practice cater to all paper based as well as electronic billing, along with the latest fee schedules and payment criteria of Medicare, Medicaid and all commercial insurance.

Our Billers in the state of Missouri are specialized to service medical practices as per the regulations of the state government. Their knowledge and experience has been acquired by years of efforts in perfecting medical billing procedures which they now leverage to help your practice collect more revenue.

The federal government’s effort to reduce healthcare cost can only be supported by physicians in the state of Missouri by optimizing costs and enhancing revenue. Letting a specialist handle your medical billing can help you improve collections by 20%.

Accurate Coding and code audit along with timely insurance follow up and account receivables are the basis on which thesebillers in Missouri guarantee higher profitability for your clinic. Their experience in various software and certification in the medical billing processes will support your practice to grow steadily.

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.