Pulmonology Billing – When You Need to Maximize
Pulmonology Revenue can increase when you outsource your Medical Billing services for your Pulmonology medical practice.
When providing inhalation treatment for acute airway obstruction, Medicare will not pay for 94640 and 94644 if they are billed on the same day for the same patient. The coder must decide which of the two codes to submit for payment. Generally, it would be the code that has the most significant volume/quantity. Also, Medicare covers pulmonary rehabilitation programs for patients diagnosed with moderate, severe, or very severe COPD, as established by the GOLD guidelines. No more than two one-hour sessions may be billed in a single day, and the services are only covered if provided in a physician’s office or hospital outpatient department.
Pulmonology medical billing is complex and ever-changing. Confronting declining payments, increasing patient responsibility, and increased operational costs require efficient and accurate medical billing procedures. Our team of certified medical coders and billing experts will manage all aspects of your medical billing, including expected documentation shortfalls, which help to ensure your practice receives maximum compensation for services rendered.
Experienced Pulmonology Billing Services get you more.
It is essential to realize that the key to successful Revenue Cycle Management is understanding all your practice’s revenue sources. Hence, our team will help improve profitability by monitoring, measuring, and managing all aspects of your revenue cycle.
Indeed, the ebix team has special tools and experience. Hence, our Revenue Cycle Management solutions are in place to capture revenue from claims remittances, patients, and evidence-based data. Collecting from all these sources will help secure your practice’s healthcare payments and make it more profitable.
Pulmonology Billing Services for Your Practice
- Initial Credentialing is Free. Our expert staff reaches out to the carriers of your choice to obtain network status. Namely, accessible at a startup and a very reasonable fee per provider afterward.
- Fee Schedule Analysis. We enter the allowed amounts from the network contracts obtained to track and uncover any improper reimbursements. We will help research appropriate change levels.
- Workflow Consulting. Our management staff has over 100 years of combined experience. Therefore, we can advise you on the best practices to build a team and processes that ensure results.
- Carrier Contract Advice. Consequently, there are pitfalls to avoid in contracts and situations that may cause you to choose non-network status with challenging carriers. We have additional expert resources to bring help when necessary.
- Coding Expertise. The ebix team offers certified coding staff to “abstract” codes from provider documentation or review your code for accuracy and completeness. We offer Chart auditing services and provider/staff education. Our efforts result from additional revenue opportunities, compliance, and audit survival.
- Fees based on Results. We don’t get paid until we’ve obtained reimbursement for you.
- No Surprises. No additional charges for postage, claims, statements, or custom report/data analytics needs.
- Fast Claim Submission. Your billing will be submitted promptly after receipt. Don’t suffer from delays or write-offs from untimely submissions.
- Up to 10% Better Reimbursements.
Medical Coding Compliance
The ebix Pulmonology Billing Services team, has a strong reputation as an expert in medical coding services. By and large, medical billing begins with accurate and complete documentation in the medical record. Hence, coding is how your intellectual services and labor are translated into a code used to bill insurance and document the value of your service.
Perhaps most noteworthy are the ICD-10 codes. The ICD-10 codes are currently the cornerstone of classifying diseases, injuries, health encounters, and inpatient procedures in morbidity settings. Because of this, the ebix, Inc. team has honed medical coding skills and business processes to meet the needs of independent physicians.
Therefore, transforming a provider’s narrative or description of the disease, injury, and procedures into universal medical code numbers for the insurance claim is the fundamental purpose of medical coding. For this reason, our team of professional certified medical coders ensures higher reimbursement by properly aligning services with a medical diagnosis. Consequently, this doesn’t just assure you that you’re appropriately reimbursed. It will also minimize denials resulting from the incorrect association of diagnosis and procedure codes.
Our financial reporting gives you the insight you need to address the root causes of charge issues, resolve process inefficiencies, improve coding compliance, and ensure the integrity of all claims. Office Managers and Administrators can quickly review performance and trends, drill down into the data to analyze root causes by reason, evaluate payer performance, and the financial impact of claim denials.
Examples of some of the financial reports we provide (above and beyond the regular month-end reports that give details about charges, collections, and your AR) include:
- Charge & Revenue Analysis – evaluate financial ratios versus MGMA benchmarks
- Coding Analysis – identify potential under, over, and incorrect coding scenarios
- Procedure Analysis – analyze top CPT codes for cost-benefit analysis
- Payer Reimbursement Analysis – assess which payers consistently slow up payments through unnecessary denials and “lost” claims.
- Provider & Staff Productivity Analysis – evaluate provider and staff productivity based on the specific place of service, revenue, and RVUs
- AR Aging Analysis – velocity of payments per payor and CPT, respectively
Minimize Medical Claim Denials
Based on our experience working with physicians and healthcare organizations, we understand that the revenue cycle success starts at patient registration and continues throughout the claims cycle. Accuracy of patient demographics and financial information upfront results in reduced denials, fewer rejected claims and more occasional returned statements. Claim cleanliness is the critical component that stops the denial from origination, and the following parameters impact it:
- Patient registration data quality
- Non-covered services and medical necessity management
- Eligibility and benefits coverage
- Clinical documentation quality
- Claim editing
- Payor rules & mandates