Cardiology Billing Services

Reliable, Effective, and Error-Free Billing Solutions.

Our Services

Seamless Billing, Customized for Cardiologists

Experience the power of specialized cardiology billing services designed to propel your practice to new heights. At Bristol Healthcare, our team of seasoned AAPC™ certified professionals harnesses in-depth knowledge of cardiology coding and billing intricacies, ensuring accurate reimbursements and compliance. We craft tailored strategies, uniquely suited to your practice, to optimize revenue and streamline operations. Utilizing the latest technology and software we ensure that your billing processes are efficient, accurate, and secure.

Billing Services

  • Patient Registration
  • Eligibility Verification
  • Charge Capture
  • Procedure-Related Coding and Audits
  • Claim Submission
  • Claim Adjudication
  • Payment Posting
  • Patient Billing and Reconciling of Accounts
  • Accounts Receivable Collections

Coding Services

  • Medical Record Reviews
  • Code Assignment
  • Code Sequencing
  • Compliance Review
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    Certified Resources

    Our specialists are AAPC & AHIMA certified.

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    HIPAA Compliant

    All patient-related data is handled only by authorized personnel.

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Precision Billing. Superior Results

Experience the Difference

Cardiology coding is one of the most complex medical coding systems in healthcare. Cardiology procedures are extremely technical and require detailed documentation and coding knowledge to ensure accurate and appropriate reimbursement.

Our team of AAPC® and AHIMA® certified cardiology coding specialists possess in-depth knowledge and are continuously trained and updated on the latest developments, industry changes, payor requirements, and governmental regulations to provide our clients with optimized, profitable solutions in the shortest time possible.

Our Areas of Expertise Include

  • Cardiology billing codes, modifiers, and rules
  • Cardiology-related terminology
  • Surgical procedures coding
  • Additional coding variations related to procedural rules

Cardiology Procedures and Sub-Specialties We Cover

  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Biventricular Pacing
  • Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Carotid Artery Ultrasound
  • Dobutamine Nuclear Imaging
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram
  • General Clinical Cardiology
  • Implantable and Wearable Cardiac Device Assessments
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Pacemaker Implantation
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Peripheral Studies
  • Pulse Palpation and Auscultation
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Stent Procedures
  • Surgical Cardiology
  • Transplant Cardiology
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Revitalize Your Revenue Cycle Today!

Don't leave revenue on the table - our team of experienced professionals specializes in cardiology billing, ensuring precision and efficiency in every claim. Get in touch with us to learn how our tailored RCM solutions can help your practice achieve its financial goals!

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Navigating Complexity, Maximizing Revenue

Navigating the intricate world of cardiology billing requires specialized knowledge and a keen understanding of the complexities involved. At Bristol Healthcare, we pride ourselves on our deep expertise in cardiology billing. Our team of seasoned professionals is well-versed in the nuances of this specialized field, ensuring accurate coding and compliance.

We understand that cardiology practices face unique challenges, from complex procedure coding to nuanced billing rules. Below are some of the most common issues we’ve helped our clients navigate.

  • Incorrect Coding
  • Unbundling
  • Upcoding
  • Incomplete Documentation
  • Billing for Non-Covered Services
  • Delayed Claim Submission
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Our Value

Why Leading Cardiologists Partner with Bristol Healthcare

At Bristol Healthcare, we boast a dedicated Cardiology department, staffed with AAPC (CCC™) certified coders working exclusively towards serving cardiology practices. They possess extensive experience and proven expertise in optimizing and streamlining workflows for an enhanced revenue cycle experience.

  • +1 Million charts coded annually
  • 98% Claim first-pass rate
  • Up to 40% reduced expenses
  • Best-in-class turnaround time
  • AAPC® & AHIMA® certified resources
  • ICD-11, ICD-10, CPT-4, and HCPCS coding proficiency
  • Thorough coding audits and regularized QA checks
  • Dedicated account manager
  • Affordable & flexible pricing plans
  • End-to-end encryption of patient data
  • Strict HIPAA compliance
  • 24x7 Support
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Cardiology Billing

What Makes Cardiology Billing Complex?

  • Complex Coding System: Cardiology procedures are often extremely technical and require detailed documentation and coding knowledge to ensure accurate and appropriate reimbursement.
  • Multiple Codes per Service: Cardiology procedures often require multiple codes per service to accurately capture the complexity of the procedure and the services provided. This makes the process more time-consuming and prone to errors.
  • Unique Billing Rules: Cardiology has unique billing rules and regulations that must be followed to ensure compliance and appropriate reimbursement. For example, there are specific rules for billing for implantable devices used in procedures and billing for services performed in a hospital versus outpatient settings.
  • High Reimbursement Rates: Cardiology procedures are often reimbursed at higher rates than other medical specialties due to the complexity and technical nature of the services provided. However, this also invites additional scrutiny by payers and regulators and can increase the risk of compliance issues.
  • Evolving Technology: The cardiology field is constantly evolving with new technology and procedures being introduced regularly. This requires cardiology billing professionals to stay up-to-date on the latest coding and billing rules to ensure accurate and appropriate reimbursement.

Our seasoned cardiology billing professionals are well-versed with the technical nature of cardiology procedures, and its associated billing and coding rules. Their high level of expertise and attention to detail throughout the cardiology billing process ensures accurate and timely reimbursement while reducing compliance risks. With our guidance, clients can navigate the complex cardiology billing landscape with confidence, knowing that they have a dedicated partner by their side.

Cardiology Coding

Most Frequently Used Cardiology Codes

Podiatry utilizes a specialized vocabulary related to foot and lower limb anatomy, conditions, and treatments. This includes terms like hallux valgus, metatarsalgia, and plantar fasciitis.
Podiatry focuses exclusively on conditions and procedures related to the foot, ankle, and lower leg. Hence coders must be well-versed in the anatomy and associated conditions of these specific areas.
It is common to prescribe and provide custom orthotics, footwear modifications, and other durable medical equipment to address foot and ankle issues. This requires accurate documentation to ensure proper reimbursement.
Coding for diabetic foot care includes evaluation and management, wound care, debridement, and prescription of therapeutic footwear.
Surgical procedures can range from minor interventions like nail avulsions to more complex surgeries such as joint fusions and reconstructions. Each procedure requires specific coding based on factors like approach, complexity, and anatomical location.
Evaluation and management (E/M) services in podiatry often involve thorough assessments of musculoskeletal issues, gait abnormalities, and other foot-related conditions. Accurate documentation and coding of these services are critical for proper reimbursement.
Foot conditions can be complex, and accurate coding requires a deep understanding of the pathophysiology and etiology of conditions like neuropathy, arthritis, and deformities.
Ensuring that the diagnoses and procedures listed on claims align correctly is essential in podiatry coding. This linkage ensures that the services provided are medically necessary and supported by appropriate documentation.
Podiatrists also offer additional services such as gait analysis, biomechanical assessments, and laser therapy. These services require their own specific codes.
Proper use of modifiers is crucial in podiatry coding, especially when billing for multiple procedures during a single encounter or for related procedures performed on the same foot.

Given these unique aspects, podiatry coding requires specialized knowledge and expertise. Our AHIMA and AAPC certified coders possess a deep understanding of foot anatomy, specific terminology, and a comprehensive grasp of podiatric conditions and procedures to accurately code and bill for services provided by podiatrists.

Podiatry Codes

Frequently Used CPT, ICD, and Modifier Codes

Common CPT Codes for Podiatrists

  • Evaluation and Management (E/M) Codes: 99201-99215: Office or other outpatient visit codes based on complexity and time spent with the patient.
  • Nail Procedures: 11720-11765: Debridement of nail(s) by any method; 11730 for avulsion of nail plate, partial or complete.
  • Lesion and Cyst Removal: 28190-28299: Removal of subcutaneous foreign body or bursa; excision; 28080-28193 for excision or destruction of lesions or tumors of the foot.
  • Fracture and Dislocation Care: 28400-28485: Treatment of fractures, dislocations, and traumatic injuries of the foot and ankle.
  • Orthotic Management: L3000-L3649: Orthotic device codes for shoe inserts, arch supports, and other foot orthoses.
  • Surgical Procedures: 28110-28899: Range of codes for surgical procedures such as bunionectomy, hammertoe correction, arthroplasty, and arthrodesis.
  • Wound Care: 97597-97602: Debridement (removal of foreign material and dead tissue) and wound care management codes.

Common ICD-10 Codes for Podiatry

  • Diabetic Foot Conditions: E11.621: Type 2 diabetes mellitus with foot ulcer; E11.51: Type 2 diabetes mellitus with diabetic peripheral angiopathy without gangrene.
  • Bunion: M20.11: Hallux valgus (acquired), right foot.
  • Hammertoe: M20.41: Hammer toe, right foot.
  • Plantar Fasciitis: M72.2: Plantar fascial fibromatosis.
  • Ingrown Toenail: L60.0: Ingrowing nail.
  • Flat Feet: Q66.5: Congenital pes planus.
  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle: M19.071: Primary osteoarthritis, right ankle and foot.

Common Modifiers for Podiatrists

  • -RT (Right Side): Used to indicate a procedure performed on the right side of the body.
  • -LT (Left Side): Used to indicate a procedure performed on the left side of the body.
  • -50 (Bilateral Procedure): Indicates that a procedure was performed on both sides of the body during the same session.
  • -51 (Multiple Procedures): Indicates that multiple procedures were performed during the same session.
  • -59 (Distinct Procedural Service): Used to indicate that a procedure is separate and distinct from another service performed on the same day.
  • -X{EPSU} (Modifiers to Avoid Unbundling): These are a series of modifiers designed to provide more specific information regarding the services provided.

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