Dermatology Medical Billing, Guidelines & Coding Experts
Improve your Dermatology Medical Billing, Coding, and Revenue Performance by Partnering with Experts at MBS
Medical billing services for Dermatology practices pose unique challenges compared to other specialties. This is because Dermatology procedures tend to be multifaceted, which requires specialized knowledge and understanding of Dermatology billing CPT codes, appropriate use of modifiers, and consideration of post-op periods among other factors.
Dermatology Billing Expertise with Insurance Guidelines
MBS clients benefit from the exceptional and timely assistance we provide to improve Dermatology coding and maximize reimbursement, with special attention given to compliance and the ever-changing rules of insurance billing guidelines. Our staff is well versed in understanding current and new innovations in treatments and technology, federal and state regulations, and Dermatologic billing guidelines, which often differ among insurance companies.
Dermatology CPT Service Coding and Use of Modifiers
Correctly applying modifiers to Dermatology CPT codes is crucial for correct reimbursement. This requires a deep understanding of multiple procedure rules, as well as the documentation requirements for CPT codes with global periods. MBS helps make sure your claims are coded appropriately to maximize your revenue when multiple procedures are involved.
For Example: CMS policy states that X- modifiers should never be used with E/M codes. In addition, any time one of the X- modifiers applies, it should be used instead of the "59" modifier.
XE — A distinct service in a separate encounter.
XP — A distinct service performed by a separate provider.
XS — A distinct service on a separate organ or structure.
XU — A service that is distinct because it is unusual or doesn't typically overlap the main service.
Full Service Dermatology Billing
Beyond the special attention, manual QA checkpoints, and rules-based automation we employ in order to perfect your practice's use of CPT and ICD-10 code combinations and modifiers, our highly trained staff will also verify patient and insurance information, handle statements and patient billing questions, work though insurance denials and appeals, and keep on top of aging unpaid claims for timely follow-ups. We provide custom reference guides and Dermatology coding cheat sheets to help practice staff stay on top of key points related to referrals, prior authorizations, and other instructions from our billing staff.
Elevate the Performance of Your Dermatology Practice
Our top priorities are to maintain steady cash flow for your practice, decrease costly and avoidable denials, provide superior customer service to both patients and practice staff, and ultimately to increase your Dermatology practice's revenue performance. We've been managing Dermatology billing for over 20 years, and you'll be hard pressed to find another outsourced billing service partner that outperforms MBS. When new practice's transition to our value-add service, they often realize 8-15% gains in revenue within the first year. Client references are available upon request.
At MBS, we understand that Dermatology practices are expanding beyond medical visits and surgeries with many practices providing a wide range of cash-based cosmetic procedures. We make flexible arrangements with such practices to carve out the cosmetic business from the other medical billing work that we oversee and manage on your behalf.
Contact us today by phone or web to start a discussion about your Dermatology practice's specific needs and revenue improvement goals.