As per the 2012 AAOS Orthopedic Surgeon Census, there were around 27,733 orthopedic surgeons on record in the US. The Association of American Medical Colleges has predicted a shortage of 46,100 surgeons / specialists in the US by 2020. Meanwhile in orthopedics, specifically in spine and pain management, the industry is experiencing considerable erosion in incomes.
Orthopedic billing services will play a pivotal role in determining the shape of the industry as there is a shortage of surgeons in US and at the same time a phenomenon of erosion of income. It is important to identify the common mistakes of claims denials in orthopedic billing in order to prevent them in real-life scenarios.
Here are the five most common mistakes of claims denials in orthopedic billing:
MedicalBillersandCoders.com can help orthopedic surgeons reduce their denials rate. Their team of expert professional billing specialists identifies the reasons behind claims denials and analyzes what will boost the RCM. MBC works on the in-house billing process to maximize reimbursements. Their coders’ expertise includes the ICD-9-CM, E/M and ICD-10 coding standards. Outsourced orthopedic billing services can enable orthopedic surgeons take advantage of the current situation with minimum claim denials and AR follow up.Back