3 Tips For Choosing a Podiatry Billing ServiceJune 30, 2017
When your podiatry practice outsources its medical billing, you can help maximize claims payments and keep your practice compliant. Billing services accomplish this through aggressive collection practices, efficient and accurate execution of billing tasks, and current knowledge of documentation regulations.
If you’re managing a podiatry practice that’s thinking of outsourcing billing services, keep these three major points in mind:
1. Make sure they understand the podiatry guidelines
When it comes to billing guidelines, CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) does not sway an inch. For this reason, it’s important to work with a team that is familiar with podiatric procedures and codes. Look for a medical billing company that has podiatry practices as existing clients, and ask for a reference from a current client that’s also a podiatry practice. Make sure the company has certified, professional, and experienced medical coders and billers that will keep your practice compliant with HIPAA and OIG, maximize payments, and drive up revenue.
2. Check that their billing service is compatible with your EHR software
One goal of outsourcing your podiatry billing services is to make your practice’s operations more efficient. To make this possible, it’s imperative that the billing service you hire is able to work with your current EMR software.
The key to achieving long-term profitability and productivity is working with a medical billing company that can manage your revenue cycle using the EHR you already use. Additionally, contracting medical billing professionals that can work with your EHR ensures that your office staff does not need to be re-trained on a new software – meaning they can keep doing business as usual.
3. Ask the important questions
Prepare a list of questions when comparing podiatry billing services so that you can make the best, informed decision.
Some questions you may want to ask medical billing companies include:
- What systems do you have in place to protect personal health information?
- What is the monthly cost of your service, and what additional fees do you charge?
- How many people will be assigned to my account?
- How much experience does your personnel have working with podiatry practices?
- How many other podiatry clients are you currently working with?
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