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Radiation Oncology Billing Services Tennessee, TN

Components & challenges of Radiation-Oncology billing

Cancer being among the most common ailments in the US, radiation oncology is one of the most used medical services in the US with care providers of all types (independent practitioners to hospitals) involved in it. This means a sizable amount of medical resources (money and medical effort) spent on healthcare in the US is claimed by radiation oncology. Alas, most part of it goes unrealized given the demanding nature of insurance procedures.

The radiation oncology insurance procedure involves patient registering, charge entry, claim generation and transmission, payment posting, making appeals for denials and incorrect claims and collection management – and electronic submission of claims to be HIPPA compliant.

Unfortunately, successful reimbursement of a radiation oncology episode requires more than careful adherence to policies, accurate handling of details and ability to transfer data electronically, it also needs:

  • Thorough understanding of how much coverage Medicare plan entitles you to (there are three of them Plan A, B and C)
  • Establishing whether the oncology treatment was medically necessary and recommended by a licensed physician

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.

Needless to say, this leaves individual physicians, physician groups, clinics, diagnostic facilities, long term care facilities and acute care facilities with unrealized payments (ARs) and consequently ailing revenues.

Outsourcing to MBC:

MBC’s billers and coders possess a comprehensive knowledge of radiation oncology billing and coding procedures. Our years of experience in handling intricacies of radiation therapy billing and coding procedures translates into a very sophisticated level of understanding of the diseases involved in radiation therapy versus the insurance procedures applicable to them.

We have been able to bring down claim denial rates for care providers across all the state of the US through accurate handling of data and rigorous follow-ups done in a methodical manner. Our quality consciousness is responsible for reduction in claim denials. Both during and after preparation of claims, we put them through various cycles of quality checks to make sure that they are completely error free when submitted.

Our service models are flexible, so that you can choose a model that perfectly fits your needs and setup. We offer two types of models:

  • RCM consulting
  • Outsourcing

Our consulting model involves a thorough study of your revenue management system to help identify areas of revenue leakage, outdated software applications and training needs. By helping you address these areas our RCM service will ensure a smooth revenue management process capable of handling the dynamics of radiation therapy insurance requirements and reduced rejected claims.

However, if you don’t have an in-house billing and coding team, you can ship out your entire billing and coding responsibilities to MBC. Our outsourcing model includes the entire range of billing and coding activities starting from identifying insurance eligibility of the patient to submission of claims and post submission follow-ups.

We provide services across all phases of claim preparation and submission:

  • Charge Entry : Our Charge Entry (CE) services ensure error free claim submission through verification of patient demographics, medical codes, DOS, POS, provider information, units, modifiers as also submission of claims to clearing houses and more. CE also involves random quality checks as part of audits.
  • Payment Posting : Our billers and coders can work on the most advanced electronic remittance scenarios, including denials, underpayments, overpayments, multiple adjustments, automatic cross-over, secondary remittance, reversals, etc.
  • Account Receivable : We reduce your claim rejection rates and ensure a timely payment of your services by following up with insurance officials ensuring that you enjoy improved revenues.

Medicalbillersandcoders.com is a national network with our team spread across all states of the US with each state represented by billers and coders familiar with state-specific exceptions. This helps us to account for the fact that the rules applicable across the US are not uniform. MBC has helped care providers across US to improve their revenues as well as quality of radiation oncology treatment by allowing them to concentrate on their core services.