All You Need To Know About Cardiology Billing Services
Just like the field itself, cardiology billing and coding are complex for so many reasons. Cardiology billing services need specialized personnel to handle its important procedure rules, complicated contract adjustments, and codes, and these are the few reasons while using the modifiers requires attention. But we know the complications of this specialty and with a variety of happy clients, 24/7 Medical Billing Services has focused on offering accurate cardiology billing services by keeping up with new, deleted, and revised cardiology codes. We have an informed staff with us trained on current documentation standards, along with an eye on providing our clients with relevant and matching recommendations to the bill to the highest degree of specificity.
There’s always a chance for upcoding and under-coding a procedure in cardiology billing. As regular changes in codes occur in procedures like angioplasty, iliac repair, ECG recording, and stent replacement, etc., cardiology is a practice where physicians and clinics might lose a hefty portion of revenue to incorrect billing.
At 24/7 Medical Billing Services, we have expert codes and billers certified and trained in cardiology with the advanced developments in the field. We take pride in having a technically sound and aware team with capabilities of identifying and fixing issues in your billing system and increasing revenue.
Our expertise in Cardiology includes but is not limited to:
- Peripheral Studies
- Diagnostic Cardiologic Procedures
- Cardiac-Periphery interventions
- Pediatric Cardiology
- Nuclear Cardiology
This article will guide you on how cardiology billing works and it may for you…
Cardiology billing and coding are closely related to the regular medical billing process. Medical billing and coding in cardiology are important to the healthcare industry. Correct medical coding is needed on many levels, to make sure right payment for physicians to create an accurate patient record in medical billing software with patient care history. Our staff possesses training and certifications in cardiology medical coding resources for CPT and ICD-10 diagnostic coding.
Anatomical and physiological knowledge is necessary for accurate coding and billing. Our staff has this knowledge. Medical billing and coding staff needs to know anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology so that they can neatly enter the codes that apply to particular diagnoses, procedures, and treatments. These CPT codes offer detailed information about the patient’s treatment so that the insurance company can pay physicians.
Other than these things, healthcare managers need to know about the cardiovascular system.
Importance of coding diagnoses
Diagnostic coding is simply writing descriptions of diseases, illnesses, and injuries in codes from a particular classification. In medical classification, codes of diagnosis are used as an element of the medical coding process together with intervention codes.
Diagnosis coding understands the patient’s illness and details about the chronic disease during outpatient care and at the time when inpatient admits. This important information elaborates the patient’s health to other healthcare providers, data registries, specialists, and insurance payers.
CPT codes in cardiology have so many combination codes which need to be used properly to correctly report the patient’s conditions. Using the right set of cardiology codes will help your cardiology practice to avoid under-coding or miscoding particular conditions.
Best practices for Cardiology Billing
The team at 24/7 Medical Billing Services understands the complete list of codes and suitable modifiers given by CMS for cardiology billing and makes sure that we follow it. We follow multiple billing processes considering whether the patient was an inpatient, outpatient, treated on the same day, or another day. Our specialists know that cardiac surgery preauthorization is necessary to reduce and avoid authorization denials. While we follow some of the following best practices.
- Use of Electronic Health Records
Using EHR systems can help you maintain high-quality clinical documentation and can reduce incorrect documentation. Cardiology particularly may see multiple changes in procedures, and robust clinical documentation procedures can help you be compliant.
- Combo Codes
ICD-10 uses a lot of combination codes for a multitude of cardiology conditions. Our billers and coders receive training using these combination codes.
- Compliant coding is critical
By offering constant training to both coders and clinicians, you can stay updated with the continuously changing coding and billing rules and make sure compliant coding.
- Code for Diagnosis, not for Symptoms
Coding can be avoided for symptoms when they are not part of the treatment. Make sure the diagnosis and only code for the procedures done and ailments treated are included.
About 24/7 Medical Billing Services
We are serving more than 40 specialties; 24/7 Medical Billing Services is proficient in handling services ranging from revenue cycle management to ICD-10 testing solutions. At 24/7 Medical Billing Services, we have the main goal to assist physicians looking for medical billers and coders.