The Crucial Role of Medical Billers in Your Practice
Medical billers play a vital role in the financial health of your practice. They act as a bridge between healthcare providers, patients, and insurance companies. Their primary responsibility is to ensure that healthcare providers are reimbursed for the services they provide.
Their responsibilities include:
Accurate coding of diagnoses and procedures: Medical billers need to accurately translate the healthcare services provided into universal medical codes. Any errors in coding can lead to claim denials or reductions in reimbursement.
Timely submission of claims: Medical billers need to submit claims to insurance companies in a timely manner. Delayed submission can lead to delayed payments or claim denials.
Tracking of claims status: Medical billers need to track each claim until payment is received. This involves following up with insurance companies and addressing any issues that may arise.
Management of denied or rejected claims: When a claim is denied or rejected, the medical biller needs to review the reasons, correct any errors, and resubmit the claim.
Patient billing and collections: Medical billers also handle patient billing. This involves sending invoices to patients for any charges not covered by insurance and managing the collection of payments.
ProMD Medical Billing has been providing expert medical billing services since 2004. Our medical billing company is composed of an array of revenue cycle management (RCM) professionals, including certified medical billers and coders with more than 20 years of professional medical billing service experience.