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 Utah medical billers and coders use their experience and professional expertise to make your practice receive its rightful payments. They are bent on maximizing your practice’s reimbursement and are dedicated to stay ahead of the constantly changing healthcare insurance industry.
Their compliance with HIPAA and all the other medical billing laws can ensure safety, integrity and confidentiality of your data. Some of the cities where our billers are located in are, Salt Lake City, West Valley City, Provo, West Jordan and Sandy. These billers are adept in the following services:
Electronic as well as paper claims filing
Follow up on submitted and rejected claims
Patient and insurance payment posting
Handling patient inquiries for billing
Generating Monthly financial report