DERMATOLOGY MEDICAL BILLING SERVICES
Increasing billing & coding accuracy and compliance for your practice.
Bringing Dermatology Billing Solutions To You
Medical bills can sometimes be confusing and overwhelming, leaving patients surprised and anxious about unexpected expenses. As a healthcare provider you need to keep your patients well-informed about their insurance coverage and potential costs of the services that are not covered. However, these coverages keep changing.
You can’t spend countless hours figuring out reimbursement rules, and keep up with the ever-changing regulatory landscape. That’s where our exceptional dermatology billing services come in. Our coding experts go above and beyond to ensure every claim is meticulously analyzed, accurately coded, and optimally submitted.
Challenges in Dermatology Medical Billing and Coding
Medical coding and billing is a challenge for any practice, but it can be even worse for dermatology. The following have been identified as some of the more frequently occurring issues.
Varying Insurance Coverage
More than perhaps any other specialization, dermatology includes numerous different treatments and procedures. Dermatology services are covered differently by each payer depending on what is and is not covered by their policies. This affects the physician’s bottom line as they may not get paid for their rendered services. However, when experienced dermatology medical billing and coding specialists manage the process, they know what to look for to send accurate claims to payers and get you paid on time. Our dermatology medical billing company understands the complexity of the requirements and properly codes each procedure so that the covered procedures are clearly documented.
Cosmetic vs. Medically Necessary Procedures
Because dermatologists treat so many conditions that may or may not be “medically necessary,” depending on the severity, additional conditions and other factors, the coding details make the difference in whether a claim is accepted or denied. Again, coders need specialized training to be aware of how to correctly identify each diagnosis and procedure and use the appropriate coding modifiers. Medical billing for dermatology is one of our specialties and our team is kept up to date on the latest coding changes. Contact us to find out how we can get you maximum reimbursements.
Bundling charges for treatments that are performed together simplifies coding in many cases, but billers and coders must be familiar with what is included in bundles and be careful not to bill for anything that is not included, which would be a violation of over-coding regulations. Our medical billing company has the experience to get claims filed correctly and avoid over- and under-coding.
Denied And Rejected Claims
Because there are so many varying rules and differences between covered and non-covered procedures, dermatology practices encounter high numbers of rejected and denied claims. Resolution requires that the billing staff be specialized in the field so that they can efficiently identify the error or conflict and determine how to clarify the coding so that the claim is reimbursed.
Streamline Your Practice & Boost Your Bottom Line: Outsource Your Dermatology Medical Billing Services to Us
Focus On Delivering Excellent Care
A thriving dermatology practice depends on an office staff focused on delivering excellent care to patients. Outsourcing the responsibility for dealing with claims to specialized dermatology billing companies lets that happen. When you partner with Medcare, your claims are quickly and accurately filed. We know that claim rejections and denials must be addressed efficiently and resubmitted before the time limit imposed by the payer. Our primary goal is to let dermatology practitioners focus on their practice instead of figuring out the complexities of dealing with payers.
We Are Innovators In The Field
We are innovators in the field and our proprietary software makes front-end data entry simple and far more accurate. We handle it all, from insurance credentialing and staying on top of the latest coding changes to handling rejections and denials, compliance charting, and even bill collection if necessary. Give us a call today to see how much easier medical billing for dermatology can be.