Archive for The Month of April, 2008

Archive for the Month of April, 2008

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the month of April, 2008.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during the month of April, 2008.

You can browse this month's archives by clicking the "More" button from any of the excerpts below.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Both Outsource and In House Billing

If you are wondering about in house medical billing versus outsource medical billing – advantages and disadvantages, you should consider yourself very smart for wondering about the two options, and figuring out which one would be best for you. Outsource medical billing will allow physicians to really focus on the truly critical and needed care of the patients. With all of the constantly changing insurance rules, makes everything more difficult to do in house medical billing. On the other hand, in house medical billing gives many people the freedom of control and choice. You may need to go through more complicated steps with in house medical billing, but some people

By: Melissa Clark, CCS-P, RT - CEO
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Medical Billing and Coding: Two Different Skills That Work Together

There are two critical administrative procedures that occur after you have received medical treatment. These are medical billing and coding. Performed by trained specialists, these are the processes that ensure your doctor bills you correctly for the services rendered and that information about your treatment is accurately represented to your insurance company for the purposes of reimbursement. Medical billing and coding are actually two separate skills that lie at the core of the reimbursement system for physicians. Medical coding requires extensive training and experience. Each item of your medical treatment is converted into a code before it can be entered into a computer. Whether it’s a short or long office

By: Melissa Clark, CCS-P, RT - CEO
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Ready for your Medicare Site Visit?

Securing a Medicare provider number is a priority for any new practice. Properly submitted electronic Medicare claims can turn to cash in 21 days and can help establish a predictable cash flow. Part of the approval process includes a site visit and presentation of “QID’s” such as #14120: DOCUMENTED BILLING PROCEDURES that states “Sound practice management provides for defined billing procedures and reference materials as a component of increased accuracy.” When you engage a billing and coding company make sure the support team you choose is familiar with all Medicare procedures including the all-important site visit and the information required and presented during the visit. A company that is familiar

By: Melissa Clark, CCS-P, RT - CEO
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