Billing and Coding in a nutshell- The pictorial section will help you understand the 'this and that' of billing and management. Go through the infographs for an understanding of process, in short.
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.
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 medical billing services in Florida can help you to increase your revenue with the reduction in the number of denied and unpaid claims. Our billers present in all the major cities like Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, St. Petersberg and Orlando can provide you with less paperwork and more accurate medical claims to improve the efficiency of your practice. Here are some of the services which our billers have shown their proficiency in:
Our billers in Florida have been tracking the rate of reimbursements which has been dipping in the state past a decade. They also have analyzed the solution to this dip, the answer lies in the state of Florida’s reimbursement statutes itself. These local Florida billers are the key to unlock blocked cash flows and can provide you with updated methods to improve the efficiency of your practice.
The Florida medical billing and coding services that we provide are not just limited to cities such as major cities like Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, St. Petersberg and Orlando. They also extend to almost all other towns and smaller cities in Florida. These medical coders and billers surpass HIPAA compliance and are also trained in preferred language such as Spanish. They have been recommended in their past engagements for their medical billing administrative skills, excellent Data Entry management, along with good written and oral communication skills.
Our medical billers and coders in Florida at medicalbillersandcoders.com perform specialized tasks such as reviewing encounter forms for accuracy in ICD-10 and CPT coding, maintain records of existing billing and coverage rules, posting charges and payments to accounts, make follow up calls to insurance companies to resolve any inconsistency in payments and to patients whose accounts were past due to set up a payment plan, report to physicians regularly, offer customer support by comprehending and elucidating insurance EOBs, co-pays, co-insurance and deductibles to patients and enter and revise patient demographics.
Florida medical billing specialists can not only assist in increasing your income but also guarantee suitable reimbursement, provide medical billing and coding services in specialties including Otolaryngology, Primary Care, Optometry, Family Practice, Hospitalist Billing, Cardiology, OB Gyn, Physical Therapy, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and Dental.
Physician shortage would always be a problem in Florida and is not only affecting doctors but also bigger hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, nurses and resident doctors. The shortage would mean long working hours and more accurate medical coding and billing practices. However, implementation of EMRs is proving to be of immense help since most of the paperwork is diminished and doctors have real-time information about patients and other related data. Our coders and medical billers are expert in software such as Medisoft, Misys Tiger, Eclinicalworks, Advance MD, GE Centricity, and Altapoint.
One of the unique challenges that physicians and healthcare provides face in Florida is dealing with Florida Medicaid Institutional Care Program (ICP) patients. This is because Florida has a large elderly population (65 years and older) which is projected to grow nearly to 26% of the state’s total population which is the highest among all states in the US.
The fact that these elderly patients are either disabled or are fighting chronic illnesses makes them frequent visitors to physicians’ offices and various hospitals. This fact coupled with the recent health care reform would ensure that health care providers would be required to ensure accuracy and compliance with legal guidelines in order to avoid a drop in revenue or negative legal repercussions. Our medical billing specialists ensure that problems such as inadequate reimbursement due to claim denial and other related factors do not take its toll on your practice.
Our medical billers and coders at medicalbillersandcoders.com can ensure an improvement in the efficiency of your practice by employing the best methods of optimally using your EMR, their exposure of various Practice Management Systems also provides greater collections for your practice.
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:
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|
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.
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.