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Behavioral Health Billing Services Tennessee, TN

Owing to its interdisciplinary nature – integration of knowledge in the biological, behavioral, psychological, and social sciences relevant to health and illness – Behavior Medicine physicians hardly find time to manage their medical bills filed and reimbursed efficiently. 

Outsourced Excellence

Alternatively, our Behavior Medicine Billing Advisory – comprising AAPC certified medical coders, who are proficient in generating diverse behavior medicine bills on advanced software such as Lytec, Medic, Misys, Medisoft, NextGen, IDX, etc., and applying specific CPT, ICD-10, & HCPCS; complying with HIPAA privacy norms; and processing the prepared bills with leading private insurance carriers such as United health, Wellpoint, Aetna, Humana, HCSC, Blue Cross Group, and Government sponsored Medicare and Medicaid as well – has been able fill in the void successfully, and ensure greater revenue generation for Behavior Medicine physicians, patient inflow and referrals, and medical efficiency.

Our Tennessee medical billers and coders have been helping local healthcare professional in and around the state for many years now. They all seem to have collected their knowledge with years of practice of dealing with local payers.

They work towards eliminating your outstanding accounts receivables and make your reimbursement process seamless. They have been catering to major Tennessee cities like Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Clarkesville and are willing to travel to your clinic anywhere in Tennessee.

These proficient billers provide customized services to meet the requirement of your practices. Some of the services our professional medical billers can help you with:

  • Accurate and prompt verification of benefits
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Complete charge entry for claims
  • Posting Payment regularly
  • Electronic Claims transmitted through carriers or clearing house
  • Thorough audit before transmitting claims

Over the last few years gross charges denied have grown to 18%, based on estimation for US healthcare providers. This has made the physicians from Tennessee worry about denial ratio.

Consulting professionals or expert medical billers and coders to understand the major reasons for denials works well with busy physicians. Our Billers can consult with you for your accounts receivables and insurance follow-up by being an extension for your practice. Moreover they are also proficient in medical terminology, disease processes, anatomy and physiology, life cycle of an insurance claim, health care settings, health care payers, procedure and diagnosis coding from medical records, reimbursement systems, surgical procedures, facility billing, and medical practice management systems.

Value Our Tennessee Billers Bring:

Our medical billers and coders are experienced in insurance collections which can be a tedious job for someone who lacks experience in this area. They also understand how critical timely insurance collections are for the physician as well as the patient. By using EMR that is efficient our medical billers and coders are quick in patient statement processing which can be an increasing burden due to the rising demand for medical services. Our medical coders and billers at medicalbillersandcoders.com also have solid relationships with key insurance companies across the nation and state so that any delays or errors can be avoided when dealing with insurance matters such as claims denial and in revenue cycle management.

Billing and coding services provided by our billers and coders are a mix of specialized professionals with wide ranging skills such as insurance collections, patient statements processing, claims management, fee schedules evaluation, and the ability to establish effective relationships with patients and insurance companies and expertise with patient accounting software. With in-depth knowledge of the medical billing and coding and compliance of HIPAA guidelines, it would become easier for you to ensure that revenue and quality of patient services is not affected due to errors in medical coding and billing.

Their skills with Insurance eligibility verification and account receivables follow up, is the main reason for many Tennessee clinics to experience a growth of 20% in revenues with their Medical billing services.

Our Specialties :

Our billers and coders are specialized in various areas such as Optometry, Family Practice, chiropractic, OB Gyn, Physical Therapy, oncology, Pediatrics, urology, and Hospitalist Billing. All the medical billers and coders at medicalbillersandcoders.com are familiar with ICD9 and CPT Coding which make them preferable choices for physicians. Many of our medical billers and coders provide value added services to offer through specialized services like evaluating fee schedules, helping you prepare online super bills and diagnosing major reasons for denials.

Our Software Experience :

With the implementation of efficient EMR software our medical billers and coders ensure a paperless, time saving, and efficient medical billing system. The EMR software which they are already trained on include Medisoft, Misys Tiger, Eclinicalworks,Advance MD, GE Centricity, and Altapoint. Using these software would not only save time but also assist you in handling the increase in demand for your services as a health care provider. The Practice Management software that we provide in addition to the value added services mentioned above ensures that physicians in Tennessee are able to keep up with the healthcare IT sector reforms and improvements.

Problems Tennessee Physicians Face :

Physician shortage is a huge problem in Tennessee and increasing number of patients in the near future would mean requirement of experienced and skilled medical billers and coders. Moreover, lesser claim denials may be expected due to the health reform which makes it imperative that you have a flawless and professional team of medical billers and coders. Our expert medical billers and coders ensure quality revenue cycle management service across almost all the counties and cities in Tennessee and not just big cities such as Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Clarkesville.

Extensive Coverage of Behavior Medicine Procedures

Our billing advisory has been able to cater to a majority of Behavior Medicine professionals comprising of psychologists, physicians, and qualified nurses by employing a comprehensive billing and coding approach that covers the whole gamut of behavior medicine procedures including:

  • Biofeedback, hypnosis, and bio-behavioral therapy of physical disorders
  • Aspects of occupational therapy, rehabilitation medicine, and physiatry
  • Preventive medicine

Enabling Accurate and Refined Medical Billing

A thorough knowledge of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding system covering the comprehensive health and behavior assessment and intervention of medical services has been pivotal in enabling accurate and refined medical billing on our clients’ behalf. Following list of CPT codes used in coding Behavior Medicine procedures is a valid endorsement of our integrity in compliant coding system:

CPT Codes Corresponding Behavior Assessment and Intervention Medical Services
96150 For initial assessment of the patient to determine the biological, psychological, and social factors affecting the patient’s physical health and any treatment problems
96151 For re-assessment of the patient to evaluate the patient’s condition and determine the need for further treatment; a re-assessment may be performed by a clinician other than the one who conducted the patient’s initial assessment
96152 For interventional service provided to an individual to modify the psychological, behavioral, cognitive, and social factors affecting the patient’s physical health and well being
96153 For interventional service provided to a group; an example is a smoking-cessation program that includes educational information, cognitive-behavioral treatment and social support
96154 To code interventional service provided to a family with the patient present
96155 To code interventional service provided to a family without the patient being present

Infusing Modifiers for Mitigating Delay/Denial

Coupling a competent coding regimen with timely and accurate modifiers, our Behavior Medicine Billing Advisory has been able to mitigate undesirable delay/denial of its clients’ medical reimbursements. Modifier 22 for Extended Service and Modifier 52 for Reduced Service (where in the provider reduces or eliminates a portion of the service or procedure, which results in a reduction in reimbursement. The reduced service is identified by its CPT code and the addition of the modifier-52) are prime examples of Modifiers adopted in our billing management.

Multiple Benefits

The Behavior Medicine physicians, who lent preference to our billing and coding competencies – complete with accurate charge-capture, intricate procedure coding, electronic filing of claims, patient billing, multi-tiered appeal process, denial elimination initiatives, and compliance standards – have been able to witness simplification of revenue cycle, appreciable increase in collection rates, more patient inflow and referrals, and Increased avenue for medical research and development.