Ambulatory Surgical Centers Billing Services Oklahoma, OK
Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) play a vital role in providing same day surgical care; however, the changing landscape of the US healthcare industry has cropped up various challenges for this industry. These centers are not only struggling with fluctuating reimbursement rates but physicians’ shift towards hospital employment and pressure to provide cost-effective care has also increased their woes. The number of ASC facilities in the US has remained static for the last few years as many such centers are closing down or merging with hospitals due to revenue issues.
ASC Key Statistics
According to RemitDATA, denials are causing financial pressure on ASCs with New York being the top state with highest denial rates (37%) for such surgery centers. Georgia comes second (27%) and Kentucky is on the third spot (22%)
According to HealthCare Appraisers 2013 ASC Valuation Survey, during 2012-2013, around 54% ASC management companies witnessed an increase in acquisition activities
According to a Provista Report of ASC Survey Findings, reimbursement is the biggest challenge faced by ambulatory surgical centers
Our Oklahoma medical billers and coders can ensure that your facility gains a steady growth through proper medical billing and claims management processes. They offer effective medical billing solutions for every kind of practice, physician groups, clinics as well as hospitals.
Our medical billers dynamically operate through all major cities such as Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Norman, Lawton and Broken Arrow. They provide customized billing solutions, are adept in handling core medical billing issues and provide services such as:
Accurate submission of claims which leads to improved cash flow
Accounts receivable management
Follow up on denied and rejected claims
Physician credentialing if necessary
Reduction in over all costs
Most of healthcare in the state of Oklahoma is covered by the federal government’s initiative to have affordable healthcare for all. Handling various payer requirements and keeping oneself updated is not easy. Medical Billers and Coders in our consortium would go out of their way to update themselves and the practice they work for.
Value Our Oklahoma Billers Bring :
The presence of Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialists (CMRS) among our billers also means that the claims paying process is smooth and you receive professional services including ICD10, CPT4 and HCPCS Coding, Medical Terminology, Insurance claims and billing, appeals and denials, fraud and abuse, HIPAA, OIG Compliance, information and web technology, and reimbursement.
The presence of certified and professional billers and coders means that you would not only get the best services in this field but also increase your revenue and quality even under increasing work pressure. Moreover this expertise and certification ensures better transparency and offer options which integrate without a glitch with your practice’s processes and not necessitate major changes or realignment in your practice.
Our billers use accurate CPT and ICD-10 codes which help in enhancing your revenue and reduce errors leading to denials. The in-depth knowledge of the latest health care reforms and practices makes our billers more efficient and productive compared to novices in this field.
In Oklahoma about 40% of medical billers and coders work in Oklahoma City but our billers can provide services to health care providers in other cities such as Tulsa, Lawton, Edmond, Enid, Stillwater, Midwest City, Moore and almost all other cities and smaller towns.
With such a wide variety of choices and specialties, our medical billers are capable of customizing according to your need without comprising quality. These medical billers and coders are Certified Professional Coder and some of them even have CCS certification. These certifications enable our coders and billers to keep up and comprehend the changing health care requirements. These certifications also enable physicians to trust their years of experience while making sure they are taking efforts to update themselves. Moreover, sometimes these billers and coders also offer consultancy as a value added service.
Our Specialties :
These Billers are experts in Denial Management, they specialize in account receivables as they understand the reasons for denials and try to prevent them right in the beginning. Moreover, our billers have more than two decades of experience in specialties such as behavioral health and anesthesiology.
Our Software Experience :
Our billers and coders are not only HIPAA compliant but also possess various software skills needed for Electronic Medical Billing and Coding. These include Medisoft, Misys Tiger, Eclinicalworks,Advance MD, GE Centricity, and Altapoint. Such software can be used in medical fields such as emergency room departments, home health care agencies, and hospitals. The software provides many benefits such as simpler accounting, security, collections tracking systems, medical billing management, creation of super bills, and numerous other tasks associated with Practice Management and Practice Workflow.
Problems Oklahoma Physicians Face :
Oklahoma physicians are dealing with numerous problems such as increased doctor-patient encounters and shortage of doctors, and these would worsen when the health care reforms come into full effect. This would mean that doctors would require experienced medical billing and coding specialists for denial management, ensure timely reimbursement, and compliance with HIPAA guidelines. Our billers at medicalbillersandcoders.com can ensure that these objectives are met in a timely and productive manner.
These billers would help you streamline your medical billing requirements in Oklahoma locally and their expertise in your specialty can optimize revenue easily.
It has become important for ACSs to meet the competition from hospitals that are equipped with the latest tools and systems for quality care provision. They are under pressure to meet patient and physician demands, while struggling with financial and administrative challenges on a day-to-day basis.
Our expert team of coders and billers have been assisting ASCs across all 50 states in the US survive challenges brought in by healthcare reforms. With our 15+ years of experience in the medical billing domain, we have helped such centers combat top five challenges:
Getting maximum payment from insurance companies
Compliance with Healthcare Reforms
Accounts Receivable Recovery
Our billing professionals not only specialize in ASC coding and billing but also incorporate the knowledge throughout the process for offering end-to-end solutions. They are adept at handling the following services for ambulatory surgical centers:
Tracking deductibles, co-payments and fee schedules
Error-free coding and code audit checks
Generation of patient statements
Reducing denials through effective denial management solutions
Offering custom reports to helps ASCs identify reasons
With our proven ASC medical billing services, many surgical centers across the country have overcome denials and underpayments. From error-free claims submission and rigorous follow-ups to denial management, appeals and compliance to HIPAA and other reforms, our billing professionals offer comprehensive solutions. Our coders are updated with the latest changes in ASC coding and make use of the latest software to deliver quality solutions.
Why is MBC the Best Choice for ASC Billing?
We take pride in our team of billing experts who are well-versed in revenue challenges concerning ASCs. Our expertise in ASC billing helps us deliver top quality services in the industry. We have ASC -specialized coders with certification from the AAPC (American Association of Professional Coders) who ensure error-free application of codes for maximum revenue. Our company has well-trained AR callers who work vigorously to procure maximum payments from insurance companies. Our 24/7 best-in-class customer services helps us ensure high standards of client satisfaction.
Helping ASCs Save More and Spend Less
ASCs avail our end-to-end billing and RCM solutions to ensure a steady flow of income, streamline revenue cycle and enhanced workflow. Our team of billing experts brings them maximum revenue for rendered services, enabling them to invest in latest equipment, tools and systems for procedures such as endoscopy. MBC’s comprehensive billing and coding solutions help such centers reduce the impact of ageing population on the demand for surgical procedures.
We understand the importance of ASCs in mitigating the impact of aging population on shortage of surgery workforce. By maximizing revenue and minimizing claim Denials, we help ASCs retain their autonomy and keep working they way they must.