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New York, NY Durable Medical Equipment Billing Services

When it comes to Durable Medical Equipment (DME) reimbursement, the difficulty lies in the fact that they don’t form a complete treatment episode but a part of it and their necessity for a treatment episode depends on the physician’s recommendation. This dependency makes reimbursement of DME incidents complicated necessitating additional paperwork to record and establish their necessity for a treatment episode.

Additionally, seen from a DME reimbursement standpoint, ailments are not covered by Medicaid or Medicare as such but only such ailments as are treated with the use of DME devices. Sleep disorder is a point in case. There are various sleep disorders but only such sleep disorders are reimbursed as are treated by the use of CPAP that enjoy insurance coverage under Medicaid.

If we simplify the above facts regarding DME from a reimbursement point of view, two deductions will spring up:

  • The need to establish the necessity of a DME device within a treatment episode
  • Knowledge of the devices that are covered

The second requirement is more complicated than it looks; its coverage eligibility is circumstantial. For example, a wheel chair will be covered only when used exclusively for a permanently disabled nursing facility resident and if not included in the nursing facility per diem rates.

Physicians in New York are increasingly preferring to have professional Medical billers and coders manage their billing process. Numerous physicians have observed that the cost of maintaining these professionals can be very high too thus an increasing trend in looking out for expert billers locally who may or may not be associated with the practice full time.

With an average of 10 years of medical billing and coding experience, our certified billers are available to service your practice in any city of New York including the New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers and Syracuse.

They help practices protect patient information, minimize interruptions in cash flow by due to staff turnover and absences, elimination of backlogs and providing continuity of revenue collections. You can count on them for medical billing and coding services where they can help you to:

  • Increase revenue steadily
  • Faster claims processing as they are dedicated to billing not multi-tasking
  • Follow up on rejected or partially paid claims
  • Consulting in coding to increase revenue through better code utilization
  • Adopting best Medical Billing practices and recovering collections quickly

The requirement of billers and coders in the New York City area as well as the Trio-State region is swelling and procurement is becoming increasingly difficult in the expensive state of New York.

As stated by the United States Bureau of Statistics, there will be a severe shortage of almost 50,000 medical billers and coders by the year 2015. Since we already have the largest number of billers in New York, you can locate a biller of your choice in almost all the major cities.

Our Billers in the state of New York 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 New York 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 New York 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.

Outsourcing to MBC:

MBC can simplify the situation for you:

  • Our team of billers and coders have years of experience in handling DME documentation starting from the beginning to the end of a medical episode.
  • Our billers and coders can help you develop a physiological description of the client’s disease, injury, impairment, etc, and other requirements, including videos and photographs to demonstrate the client’s impairments and ability to use the equipment.
  • Our DME billers and coders can help you with the entire set of reimbursement administrative activities starting from accurate identification of the instances eligible for reimbursement through preparation of claims to submitting them.

Depending on the size and need of your set up, you can choose any service model you want. If you are an independent physician without an in-house team of billers and coders nor any need for it, you can choose our outsourced billing and coding services and we would take care of the complete range of billing and coding responsibilities for you, including preparing claims using appropriate codes and other medical details, submitting them and following up with insurance authorities for their timely reimbursement.

If you are a bigger set up with an in-house team of people handling billing and coding for you who are struggling with long-drawn procedures, bumbling software applications and medical and procedural intricacies leading to rejected claims, all your in-house operations need is streaming up of your billing processes. Our Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) consulting model can help you. We will conduct a thorough study of your operations and strip out cumbersome processes and replace them with leaner and efficient ones, identify where your in-house staff need training and help train them and recommend appropriate software applications that will be easy to use, compatible with your environment and will help you be in Medicaid and Medicare compliance more easily and seamlessly than the ones you have today.

Benefits to Our Physicians:

Through both outsourcing and consulting services, we have helped physicians, hospitals and nursing homes across all states of the US improve their revenues and time that was spent earlier on nonmedical activities. We have been able to achieve this by improving the number of reimbursed claims, ensuring their timely payment and sparing their staff nonmedical administrative activities.

Our success with DME claim turn around doesn’t just include reimbursement of fresh submissions but also resubmissions made following rejections. Our billers and coders are experienced enough to assess and address reasons for rejections and where possible resubmit claims and ensure their reimbursement by Medicaid and Medicare, helping healthcare providers avoid having to deal with an unresponsive and lumbering post-submission process which often gives them a hard time.

The highlights of our services have collectively helped healthcare providers overcome the problems associated with DME devices and concentrate on delivery of care.

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