Medical Billing and Coding from Integra is different.
During our Billing Audits we almost always find that in-house billing clerks are “key it as you see it” coders. In other words, they simply record whatever code or procedure is offered.
We’re not like that.
All physician’s notes are read and considered against the medical code being submitted. The patient information is double checked and our entire Zero Denials approach is implemented.
If your practice is like others we’ve helped, your billing clerk(s) and coders might have more than 1 job. They may double as receptionist, office assistant, etc. Which makes sense in a busy office when you’re just trying to get your daily work accomplished.
But that’s not conducive to careful, methodical billing practices. Getting ½ way through even the most basic data entry tasks and having to answer the phone? That’s a recipe for Denials from the Payer.
At Integra Medical Billing and Practice Management we have a professional, in-house team of CPC Certified coders. That’s all they do! Every day, all day – code and bill. And that kind of focus is rewarded with accuracy.
These things all add up to higher collection rates. And outsourcing your medical coding and billing with us adds up to lower management costs for you as well.
That’s what we call the sum total of what we do on the Medical Coding and Billing side of Integra.
Via remote access, Integra’s billing team will perform the following billing duties daily:
The A/R staff member will work the 60-120+ days A/R on a daily basis, correct claims, appeals, send notes, etc. to avoid writing off balances due to timely filing, etc.
Another thing we find is that the busiest physicians often don’t have time to manage their offices effectively. And certainly, not enough time to chase Accounts Receivables and Aging AR.
But that IS part of the 3 Numbers Every Doctor Should Know. You can learn more about those there.
And because we want you to know how we’re doing for you. To know what your ongoing collections look like and what your income will look like in the coming months. We are almost aggressively transparent.
Transparency to Integra means you get Weekly Reports that look like this:
|Week Ending||Charges||Payments||A/R current||A/R 30||A/R 60||A/R 90||A/R 120+|
AAID PAYMENTS $986.57 / OUTSTANDING BALANCE $6557.01
AAID PAYMENTS $1249.69 / OUTSTANDING BALANCE $4439.32
AAID PAYMENTS $1610.03 / OUTSTANDING BALANCE $1713.20
As well as monthly financial meetings to review the numbers. Weekly in the beginning. Along with regular meetings with staff on request.