Family Practice Billing Services Tennessee, TN
Going by the recent statistical result – 208 million visits to family physicians each year – the relevance of family medicine to the U.S. health care system had never been more pronounced. Family Physicians – delivering a range of acute, chronic and preventive medical care services – have a patient base unmatched by any other medical specialty. Family Medicine’s enormous reach entails judicious billing and coding for optimum reimbursement of medical bills, absence of which will adversely impact physicians’ revenues and medical efficiency, and the healthcare system at large.
Fortunately, Family Physicians can fall back on qualified and experienced billers and coders – certified by AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders), well versed in ICD-9, CPT and HCPCS coding based on CMS and AMA guidelines, and HIPAA privacy compliance– to mitigate such an adverse scenario. Our billers and coders, who fit the bill, have been favorites of a majority of leading Family Physicians, clinics, diagnostic centers, and hospitals.
Did you know?
Family Practitioners using consultation CPT Codes 90241 to 99248, will be accepted by commercial payers but not be accepted by Medicare; hence Family Practitioners engaging Medicare Patients should be aware of this fact to avoid denials.
Family Practitioners providing an office visit take a decision of surgery on the same day; need to use modifier 57 for the decision of surgery in order to be reimbursed.
E&M Modifiers 24, 25 and 57 if used accurately provide 100% reimbursement- to Family Practitioners providing any additional service to patients along with an office visit. Hence Family Practitioners can benefit with maximum reimbursements; by making optimal use of these modifiers.
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
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.
Ideally Phasing Family Medicine Medical Reimbursement Cycle
Traversing the comprehensive procedures involved in billing and coding, our Family Medicine reimbursement experts have been known for their ideal phasing of reimbursement process into:
Primary Phase- Patient enrolling, insurance verification and authorization are carried out.
Secondary Phase- Billing Family Physicians’ diverse services are translated into honest bills using advanced medical billing softwares such as Lytec, Medic, Misys, Medisoft, and NextGen.
Tertiary Phase- Family Medicine billing and coding experts translate aptly billed diverse services – acute, chronic and preventive medical care services; diagnosis and treatment of internal illness, preventive care, including routine checkups, health-risk assessments, immunization and screening tests; personalized counseling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle; treatment of chronic illness, often in coordination with other subspecialists; and prenatal care services – into complying codes (as per AMA and CMS guidelines)for error-free, denial-free, and optimum reimbursement of Family Physicians’ Medical bills.
There has also been diligent application of suitable modifiers to mitigate undesirable return of claimsform insurance carriers. Consequently, there has been a successful track-record of processing Family Medicine bills with the leading private insurance carriers such as Unitedhealth, Wellpoint, Aetna, Humana, HCSC, Blue Cross Group, and Government sponsored Medicare and Medicaid as well.
With the sole objective of achieving maximum end-to-end Family Medicine services claim reimbursement, our Family Medicine Coding and Billing Specialists set themselves high standards in professional efficiency. Having to meet the Family Medicine Practitioners’ expectancy level amidst stringent coding and billing system, our professionals continually upgrade their competence to match ‘best practices in medical coding and billing’ for Family Medicine services.
Family Medicine physicians who opted for outsourcing their medical billing with our efficient billing and coding services, have stood to gain in terms of revenues, patient influx and referrals, and benchmarking their medical efficiency.
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