Growth is the name of the game for our partner/client FQHC in California. They are currently one of the largest Federally Qualified Health Centers in the country with ambitious goals to be the largest in the US.With the strategic plan set forth by the CEO they have purchased clinics throughout California with 2020 being slated as one of their largest building years.
Coronis Health was recently recognized by Healthtech Outlook as one of the Top 10 Medical Billing and Coding Solution Providers in 2019.
When coding for toxicology, knowing when to use AMA and CMS codes is key as there can be great variance in reimbursement. In this post, you'll find more information on billing AMA versus CMS.
In the beginning of 2019, Coronis partnered with a billing company with operational support. The billing company was struggling to scale and meet the needs of their clients. Managing attrition was also a big concern as they were unable to find qualified and experienced billing and coding staff in their area. Client AR was at an all time high and they simple did not have the manpower to keep up. Understandably, the company received a tremendous amount of pressure from clients to improve cash and decrease AR. All things combined made for a perfect storm and the billing company had to make changes and call in support in order to not only please clients but remain in business.
Coding is challenging regardless of specialty and pathology is no different. Many groups fail to review coding or question why specific codes have been assigned. It’s not good enough to rely on what a hospital anatomic pathology lab technician or histotech or even a pathologists says is the “right coding” on any given AP case. Why? Two reasons: people make mistakes; compliance.
With the new year came several changes to pathology coding. In this post, we'll address the three main areas of change.
Every specialty has its own unique set of billing challenges and cardiology is no different. In this post, we’ll outline the top 3 along with solutions to avoid these pitfalls.