Medical coding and billing is one of the most important aspects of any orthopedic practice, since it keeps revenue coming in, and in the absence of which renders the practice to plummet down. Thanks to its importance, it’s easy to determine why there's most stress placed on accurate coding and billing. Claim rejections and delays will interrupt income, which will always come up with stress for a practice, since monthly bills and expenses must be paid irrespective of whether regular profits are coming in or not.
So as to know that such delays and denials are placed to a fixed minimum, there are some guidelines to follow in the preparation of medical billing claims for an orthopedic practice. Once a year there are modifications to the present Procedural Terminology code set, and these are neglected at your peril. If your coding and billing is done in-house, you would like to remember all changes made, so you'll make sure to use any appropriate new codes.