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Ambulance Billing: Best Practices to Maximize Revenue

 

Ambulance transportation is a reimbursable service when the patient’s health condition is such that using any other transportation method would endanger the patient’s health.

Ambulance services are handled by paramedics and other medical professionals. They are well trained and equipped to carry out the first aid and transportation.  Ambulance Billing and coding are best done by professionals who are certified and trained in this work. (more…)

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WHY IS PATIENT DEMOGRAPHICS CRUCIAL IN MEDICAL BILLING?

All medical facilities collect demographic details from patients, which are used for various purposes, including analytics. When it comes to claims submission and reimbursement from payors, the correctness and completeness of patient demographics details assume importance. Patient demographics entry is the basis of a claim.

Inaccurate demographics entry results in claim denials and delayed payments. Studies show that healthcare organizations lose about 7% of their annual collections on account of errors in demographic entry. The process of demographic entry should be a streamlined one with checks inbuilt to eliminate mistakes at the initial stages of the revenue cycle. Investing time in capturing accurate patient demographics is crucial to successful revenue cycle management. (more…)

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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…)

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