Components & challenges of Sports 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 medical billers and coders have been serving physicians in the state of North Dakota for more than a decade now. With these years of experience these billers have developed a deep expertise in almost all the specialties and are available in major cities of North Dakota like Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot and West Fargo
They can provide all the medical billing services or any particular functions as per your requirement, from the below:
Patient demographics and charge entry
Coding with CPT, ICD-9 and HCPCS
Financial reports on a monthly basis