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DERMATOLOGY CODING: AVOID COMMON ERRORS AND INCREASE YOUR REVENUE

Accurate medical coding is indispensable to successful revenue cycle management. Among specialties, dermatology coding and billing are intricate with unique aspects such as sizing wounds and lesions and many terms used. Dermatology coders must be able to distinguish between simple, intermediate and complex repairs. They must understand terms associated with sizing (length, depth, width, and circumference) and actions such as shaving, destruction, and performing biopsies.  (more…)

HOW SUPERBILLS BENEFIT PATIENTS

A medical superbill or encounter form is the primary source of data for preparing claims, which may be submitted by the provider or the patient. The superbill contains the list of services provided to a patient. Along with the list of services, the superbill will show the costs and codes for each exam, treatment, or procedure. It will also contain information about the patient, provider, CPT codes, ICD-10 codes.

A superbill is not necessarily needed for preparing claims by the provider. However, a patient would require a superbill in case (i) the provider is not part of their insurance company’s provider panel, (ii) they are having a Health Savings Account (iii) they are utilizing out of network benefits and need to meet a deductible(s). In these cases, the superbill helps the patient prepare a claim and submit it directly to their insurance company. (more…)

8 FACTS TO CHECK WHILE CHOOSING YOUR OFFSHORE VENDOR

The healthcare system is quite a complex system to navigate with many rules and regulations to follow. The medical billing sub-system has so much paperwork involved that healthcare providers find it challenging to surmount. Apart from this, rules keep changing and billing staff has to be well versed in them so that claims are not rejected. These factors are quite likely to result in increasing account receivables affecting the financial health of a practice. It would be prudent to opt for assistance from an offshore vendor to handle your back-office work effectively. (more…)