How can you improve collections and reduce risk?
Your patients come to see you to improve their health and prevent disease. You can protect your practice the same way! Assessment of coding and reimbursement optimization for your practice follows the same principals you follow in caring for your patients.
Many physicians, mid-level providers, practice managers, administrators, billers and front desk staff members have questions about coding. Providing ongoing training in your office makes sense. Your physicians, and your staff, do not have the time to attend a complete coding course, encompassing many areas that do not pertain to your practice. Customized coding sessions are beneficial, and bring immediate relief to your practice's "symptoms."
The Coding, Billing, and Consulting specialists Nancy and Mike Enos will follow these familiar key steps in assessing your practice:
History: observation of office workflow, practitioner charting, charge capture process. Review of the billing system reports.
Exam: Chart audit of 10-20 charts per provider to compare actual codes being billed to the supporting documentation. Review of appropriate code level, and verification that all possible charges are being captured for services provided.
Decision Making: Provider and Staff education. A one, two, or three hour educational seminar focused on your coding challenges, based on the findings of the assessment audit.
Contact Nancy Enos FACMPE, CPC-I, CPMA, CEMC for a proposal to review your coding and training needs.
A customized package may include:
- Coding Assessment
- Billing Office Benchmarking and Denial Review
- Chart Audits
- Provider Education (One-to-One or Group seminar)
- Follow up audit to monitor improvement
- Outsourced Coding
- New Provider Training
- New Staff Training
- CPC Certification Course - ask about an upcoming class
- Coding & Consulting
Coding and Consulting
Outsourced Coding: Lack of qualified billing staff can cause drastic lag time in claims submission or lead to costly coding errors. Practices needing temporary or long term expertise in coding their operative reports or E/M services find that hiring Nancy Enos and Mike Enos for their Coding, Billing, and Consulting needs can help get them back on track so they can focus on delivering quality care to their patients.
Consulting Services: Many physician offices need to get expert advice on their unique problems and training challenges. Nancy Enos and Mike Enos provide onsite training for physicians and staff in coding, billing, compliance and workflow. Physicians who have invested a few hours in their own office focused on coding for their practice have found that investing in onsite training is an efficient and cost effective way to resolve their coding and training concerns.
Remember... Undercoding leaves money on the table!