General Surgery Medical Billing Services
Every General Surgery practice faces challenges in coding and billing. Professional coding and billing expertise is necessary to code and bill general surgery claims. General surgery coding and billing is complex and requires experienced, trained and certified coders to accurately code the procedures such as ambulatory phlebectomy, colon cancer, hamorroids, cholecystetomy, colon resection, lung surgery, thyroid surgery, varicose veins, robotic assisted surgery, single incision laparoscopic surgery etc.
Medisys Data Solutions brings years of general surgery coding and billing experience to your practice. Your general surgery practice needs the skills and experience to handle complex surgical procedures. We at Medisys Data Solutions are recognized in general surgery coding and billing.
Below are a few steps from General Surgery billing professionals:
- Avoid duplicate billing: Healthcare providers perform multiple procedures during a surgery. In addition to this they also cancel scheduled procedures during surgery. Coders and billers need to be very careful while charging each and every procedure to avoid coding and billing duplicate claims to avoid refunds to insurance companies
- Monitoring updates on general surgery coding: Keeping abreast with the coding updates by maintaining ICD 10 CM, PCS, HCPCS, CPT code books is imperative. CMS website publishes frequent updates to the coding rules and guidelines. The ASGS (American Society of General Surgeons) and ASA (American Surgical Association) publishes frequent newsletters and journals. Frequent reference to CMS websites and subscriptions to articles will keep the providers updated on general surgery coding and billing
- Quality checks and audits: Regular quality checks and frequent audits of coding is a must to avoid repetition of errors. There needs to be open communication between physicians, coders, billers. General Surgeons need to be educated by coders and billers frequently used ICD and CPT codes by the practice and denials/rejections
- Upcoding: Coders and billers entries in the practice management software should match with the actual diagnosis and procedure codes done by the general surgeon. The coders have to be careful while coding expensive procedures which are unnecessarily billed than what was actually performed by the general surgeon