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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…)

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH BILLING SERVICES

5 smart ways to get your behavioral health claims paid faster!

Behavioral health professionals face unique and complex billing challenges. The nature of the patient population, the needs of the patients at various stages, and the norms for insurance coverage add to the challenges the providers face to keep the practice running.

Billing insurance companies and getting paid fairly is no easy task. Being aware of rules and regulations is vital. Here are a few ways to become adept at behavioral health services billing and get paid quickly. (more…)

5 podiatry coding mistakes that impact your cash flow!

Podiatry as a specialty is quite different and coding professionals need to be aware of the complexities in this specialty to reduce denial of claims. Medicare and commercial payors insist on medical necessity for foot care and thus, podiatry coding and revenue cycle management (RCM) is an area where confusion reigns. Most of the payors will reimburse if there is a foot condition but not for its preventive care. Hence podiatry coding procedures need to be dealt with carefully. (more…)