Archive for the Week of March 24, 2005

Archive for the Week of March 24, 2005

Welcome to the medical billing blog archive for the week of March 24, 2005.

Here you will find links to every article added to the Outsource Management Group web site during the week of March 24, 2005.

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

DME Supply Prior Authorization?

Why is it that a DME supplier can go through the proper channels, get a DME supply authorized by an insurance adjuster and/or case manager, get a negotiated non-reviewal price for this equipment and then have to waste a great amount of expensive time to fight for what was agreed upon in the beginning? I’m finding out that more times than not, this authorization isn’t worth the paper it is written on. You have to appeal a payment with the claim payor that has been significantly reduced from the negotiated, non-reviewable fee. Sometimes, after being persistent and getting berated by these adjusters, who now say it’s not their problem, you

Medical Billing and Coding Professionals

Every doctor’s office needs an individual or medical billing firm proficient in medical billing and coding to succeed in today’s world. Without this individual or firm, the practice sets itself at risk to fraud charges, unpaid claims and cash flow problems. The practice is very interested in limiting or keeping these situations from happening, which is why a medical billing & coding professional is so important. Medical billing and coding professionals focus on patients’ claims, communicate with insurance companies and federal agencies in order to obtain payment for the practice. There are careers available in medical billing and coding in hospitals, clinics, doctors offices, insurance companies and obviously a medical

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