Specialty medical practices such as cardiology provide a variety of services including invasive procedures, radiology tests, blood work and interventions to patients in several settings. Charges for services, care, and medications are handled differently based on whether the patient was cared for in the hospital. Achieve accurate medical billing despite the rush of services by following the tips below:
Minimize human error – Whether you outsource your billing or manage internally, double checking codes is imperative. As you become more accustomed to ICD-10 and CPT codes you will start to memorize frequently used ones and may quickly enter them into your system.
Be updated with cardiology coding – There are frequent changes and guidelines posted by CMS and various coding clinics. The American Heart Association offers quarterly newsletters. 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.
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