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How Does You Carrier Handle Medical Billing

How Does You Carrier Handle Medical Billing

How Does You Carrier Handle Medical Billing

If you are not satisfied with medical billing response from your Medicare carrier, now is your time to be heard. Medicare contractor provider satisfaction surveys (MCPSS) were distributed to a sample of providers. Issues such as medical billing inquiries, processing time, appeals, and medical reviews are addressed on these surveys.

If you failed to submit your medical billing survey, don’t worry. Although the deadline for responses was January 28, 2005, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services are contacting providers that did not respond. They want honest answers in regards to medical billing response. This medical billing survey is one way in which you can voice your opinion to the government. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services constantly try to improve upon their system. Sometimes this means a cut in medical billing reimbursement, and sometimes it means a raise.

If money issues are your only problems, perhaps you can save in other ways. Contracting work with a medical billing firm can eliminate some of your extra costs. Hiring your own medical billing staff members means constant, ongoing training. Training can be costly for any firm or practice. By outsourcing your medical billing, you eliminate the need for ongoing training. The medical billing firm takes care of that for you.

And other way medical billing firms can save you money is by improving reimbursement accuracy. Many denials are due to insufficient documentation or incorrect coding. Medical billing companies know the ins and outs of the insurance business. They know what sorts of documentation should be sent in for certain treatments. Submission times will improve, and therefore medical billing reimbursement will improve as well.

Two things can improve your practice today : completing the Medicare contractor providers satisfaction survey , and hiring a medical billing firm.

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