Cardiology billing can be really complicated and comes with a unique set of challenges. But given how grave the consequences can be in case of wrong medical billing, here are important tips to guarantee accurate medical billing:
Minimize human error – Whether you outsource your billing or manage internally, double checking codes are imperative. Memorize frequently used codes so you can enter it quickly into your system.
Stay updated on cardiology coding – Refer to the CMS website for updates and subscribe to any publications offered by CMS, OIG (Office of the Inspector General) and state and local agencies that regulate billing practices. Always look up codes in the alphabetical and tabular indexes.
Don’t do overdo symptom coding – If you’ve got a confirmed diagnosis, report that instead of a signs/symptoms code. Don’t assign additional codes for signs/symptoms typically associated with a disease (unless there’s an instruction specific to that code that says otherwise).
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