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.
Although plastic surgery is generally indentified as a looks enhancement medical procedure, in many cases it’s done to address genuine health concerns. And often a singular treatment episode may include both: measures to address health concerns (reconstruction) and improve looks (cosmetic). This tangled nature of plastic surgeries often presents a considerable challenge to patients and surgeons as surgeries done purely for cosmetic purposes are not covered under insurance while the ones performed to address genuine health issues are.
This leads to incorrect verification of insurance entitlement often leading to time spent on preparing claims for surgeries that don’t enjoy insurance eligibility or oversight of components of a surgical treatment that come under insurance coverage. Both instances affect the revenues of the plastic surgeon or the clinic of which he/she is a part.
Our medical billers and coders stationed in New Jersey, provide physicians with the latest in reimbursement strategies and government updates in terms of healthcare industry. Their presence across all major cities such as Newark, Jersey City, Patterson, Elizabeth and Edison offer Physicians options to locate well trained Medical Billers and coders easily.
These medical billers are equipped to reduce your overhead as well as perform complex administrative tasks. Their services guarantee many advantages and can help you to:
The state of New Jersey happens to be the most densely populated and wealthiest state in United States, those are the real indicators of why healthcare is sprawling in the state. Thus, the growing need for number of physicians and a lot of medical billing specialists to support these practices is far from being fulfilled.
These Billers are well acquainted with the payers’ community in New Jersey and track major reasons for denials and plug these avenues of revenue loss first. Their detailed analysis helps you to collect more revenue as per your specialty and maintain high collections regularly.
Our New Jersey medical billers and coders also provide practice management software that ensures that physicians can keep up with the latest health care IT reforms and improvements. They are experienced in the field of patient statements processing, claims management, fee schedules evaluation, insurance collections, and the capability of establishing effective relationships with insurance companies and patients.
Our medical billing and coding team is experienced in insurance collections which can be a tiresome job for a medical biller who lacks experience in this area. They also know how vital timely insurance collections are for the doctors.
By using EMR software that is efficient, our medical billers and coders take minimal amount of time for patient statement processing which can be an increasing burden because of the growing requirement for medical services.
Medical coders and billers at medicalbillersandcoders.com also have professional relationships with key insurance companies across New Jersey so that any setback or errors in claims management can be circumvented in right in the beginning.
The services of medical coding and billing that are provided are not limited to big cities such as Newark, Jersey City, Patterson, Elizabeth and Edison but also all other counties in the state. Moreover, our coders and billers specialize in all the branches of medicine such as Optometry, chiropractic, OB Gyn, Pediatrics, oncology, urology, Family Practice 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 and health care providers. Many of our medical billers and coders also offer value added services through specific services such as evaluating fee schedules, helping you prepare online super bills and diagnosing the key grounds for denials.
In New Jersey many physicians are finding it a difficult to digitize their practice and switch to EMRs which would be part of the health care reform. Our medical billers and coders are specialized and experienced in a wide range of software which offers you a choice of the most efficient and updated Medical Billers and coders trained on the latest EMR systems in the market.
These include Medisoft, Misys Tiger, Eclinicalworks, Advance MD, GE Centricity and Altapoint. These EMR would ensure that your office productivity is increased along with the efficiency of the services that you provide as a physician to your patients.
New Jersey has the highest density of population in the United States and the low rate of physicians who are starting to adopt Electronic Medical Records would mean that health care providers would be scrambling to meet the adoption deadlines.
The billing and coding services assist physicians with various EMRs and are experienced with specialized knowledge about the changes related to medical billing, coding, HIPAA guidelines, denial management, patient statement processing, claims management and ability to have long term and effective relationships with patients and insurance companies.
MBC’s medical billing and coding services cover the entire range of insurance-claim-related requirements for plastic surgery, starting from eligibility verification of the patient to claim submission and post submission follow-ups. With years of experience in dealing with plastic surgery cases in particular and insurance claim preparation and submission in general, our medical billers and coders understand the nature of your organization, its size and scale and bring to you an approach that’s customized to your specific needs. It helps you meet your administrative and technical responsibilities involved in claim preparation and submission and improve your finances.
MBC delivers this both through a consulting model where it helps you to streamline your revenue management cycle by recommending appropriate software applications, helping plug sources of revenue leakages and trainings where required, and also outsource your entire billing and coding responsibilities to MBC.
Breast Reconstruction :
Although a type of plastic surgery, it is for the most part a complex reconstructive or health-related procedure, where, if the attendant health risks are not adequately addressed, the patient would go through long suffering and be faced with serious health hazards. This being the nature of the surgery, it often presents the physician with the challenge of separating the parts of the procedure that are covered by Medicaid and the parts that aren’t. Our medical billers are coders are adept in handling these complexities and helping you prepare an air-tight claim with minimal chances of denial.
A surgery to repair cleft palate, this procedure involves parts that are not purely cosmetic but reconstructive presenting the challenge to physicians or clinicians to identify such parts of the procedure as would be eligible for insurance reimbursement. Our medical billers are coders are skilled in helping you conclusively separate the parts of the procedure that have reconstructive character and therefore insurance eligibility from parts that don’t.
A procedure to correct hooded eyelids, even though it’s cosmetic in nature, it is a surgical correction of a defect with the potential to damage a body part – the eye – and therefore reconstructive in parts at least. We help you identify the reconstructive areas of the procedure to ensure you are reimbursed for them.
Rhinoplasty (nose job):
It involves correction of a part of the nose that, if not properly aligned, can affect the functioning of the nose. However, as Rhinoplasty is broadly cosmetic in nature, physicians often overlook this reconstructive element which is eligible for reimbursement.
MBC’s billing and coding professionals have helped health care providers involved in plastic surgery bring down their insurance denial rates substantially leading to timely payment of their services and optimal use of their staff either by helping them to focus solely on healthcare or by providing consultancy services so that they handle their revenue management responsibilities more effectively with the help of appropriate software applications and smoother and easy-to-follow processes.
MBC will help you perform the perfect plastic surgery by taking over what MBC does best so that you have to only do what you do best – surgery.