MBC Helps Cardiologists Tackle Changes in Medicare Rates and Other Cardiology Billing Challenges
WILMINGTON, Delaware, January 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
Since the release of final 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule by CMS on 1st Nov.
2012, Medicalbillersandcoders.com [http://www.medicalbillersandcoders.com ] has seen a
rush of cardiology centers from various states of the US to outsource their cardiology
billing [http://www.medicalbillersandcoders.com/0-0-cardiology-medical-billing.html ] and
coding operations or show eagerness to improve their in-house revenue management system.
Identifying cardiology billing challenges
A look at the Medicare rate changes wrought by CMS explains this panic rush to billing
and coding safety by cardiology centers. The new fee proposal discourages administration
of multiple cardiology procedures to a patient in a day so that if a patient is provided
with more than one cardiology service in a day, the technical component of the less
expensive service will be reduced by 25 percent. CMS has kept diagnostic and therapeutic
cardiology services in this reductive ambit and left out several other service types. The
challenge it gives billers and coders is that they have to be able to separate therapeutic
and diagnostic cardiology procedures from other ones and assign appropriate codes.
This may not sound difficult to an uninitiated person; but being a complex treatment
with overlapping procedures, cardiology has never been an easy line of treatment to
translate into foolproof insurance claims. This problem which will become more biting now
given that a biller and coder has to combine a nuanced knowledge of cardiology procedures
with sound knowledge of billing and coding, failing which may result in submission of
inaccurate claims leading to shrinkage of revenue returns.
MBC’s role in helping Cardiologists
Although the billing and coding challenge facing US cardiologists are the same, MBC
understands that the solution to it varies from one cardiology center to another depending
on organizational size and operational needs. And MBC’s service modules are flexible
enough to fit all of them- whether you require outsourcing of your entire billing needs or
only require consultancy services.
As part of our Revenue Cycle Consulting services, MBC does a thorough assessment of
your operations and work out areas of operational lapses and revenue leakages. This will
involve identifying training needs of your billing and coding staff and where necessary
training them, replacing your old bumbling software applications with new ones and
spotting areas of revenue leakage.
On the other hand, with MBC’s outsourcing services, many medium-sized care providers
have also been able to optimize their resource utility by directing internal staff to core
healthcare activities, improve their control over operating costs and have seamless claim
For More Information: Cardiology Medical Billing
MBC’s services have helped cardiology centers to overcome following cardiology billing
- Complex codes: MBC's coders have sound knowledge of CPT and ICD codes combined with an in-depth knowledge of interventional cardiology coding, cardiac catheterization laboratory coding, electrophysiology coding and cardiac computerized tomography angiography (CCTA) coding. - Adherence to HIPAA and ARRA: MBC's coders are very familiar with these norms and ensure strict adherence to them maintaining complete confidentiality and privacy where required. - Over or under coding: The over-and-under-billing syndrome is very common in cardiology billing. MBC's coders are conversant enough with cardiology procedures so as to assign appropriate cardiology codes regardless of intricacies of cardiology procedures.
Medicalbillersandcoders.com is the largest ‘Consortium of Medical Billers and Coders,’
across the US. The portal brings together hundreds of billers, with experience in
different specialties, on the same platform to service physicians in their local areas.
This network of coders and billers is growing rapidly and is currently servicing over 50
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