HFMA Revenue Cycle Strategist:Tips for Improving Medical Billing

“Providers’ billing staffs need to gather accurate billing information up front, use technology that will ensure the filing of correct claims, and receive appropriate, ongoing education,” stated AAPC ICD-10 trainer Yvonne Dailey, CPC, CPC-I in a recent HFMA Revenue Cycle Strategist article. “Medical billing departments that do not do these things may not be maximizing their payment.”

She writes about the importance the billing office plays in the performance of the revenue cycle and by having the billing office continue to learn with new technology will gain valuable insights as the future of health care progresses.”As part of their on-the-job education, they should review the reasons for denials so they can learn about changes in payer guidelines and/or regulations. The billing manager should share that information with the physicians so that they, too, can learn about the changes,” she added.

The article is available to HFMA subscribers.


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