Every indication is that there will be changes coming in 2019 for medical billing and coding. It’s important to stay current with any changes since mistakes can result in financial loss and wasted time. The team at Outsource Receivables, Inc. has you covered with easy-to-use technology solutions and a team of experts who work to support your success.
Some areas to watch for change include; the Medicare physician fee schedule, Part B drug payments, coding changes in evaluation and management coding, and telemedicine coding.
Diagnosis Coding Changes Fiscal Year 2019
Did you know that there are more than four hundred proposed code changes for the upcoming year? Key updates for fiscal year 2019 include changes to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and descriptions. Key areas focus on internet consulting service codes, revised codes for skin biopsy, central nervous system evaluations and neuropsychological testing. Remote monitoring changes are designed to support digital solutions for increasing the quality of patient health care in a coordinated way.
Medicare and Medicaid Reforms
If your practice accepts Medicare and Medicaid patients then you should prepare for some major reforms in the way electronic health records (EHRs) are documented. In an attempt to improve the doctor patient relationship, providers will be able to document information beyond what is necessary for billing purposes. Proposed changes to Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and the Quality Payment Program (QPP) are also underway for 2019.
Changes for Medical Billing in 2019
Your staff can spend the time learning to adapt to the upcoming changes in medical billing, coding and payments; or you can choose to partner with a team of experts in the field. ORI makes the transition process very easy with minimal disruptions to your staff operations. Our team is laser focused on finding the best medical billing and coding solutions for your individual practice. When your medical practice sees an uptick in revenues and time spent caring for patients, we all succeed.
Efficient Medical Billing Agency
Outsource Receivables is your one stop solution for navigating the proposed changes to medical billing in 2019. Individual practices that join forces with an efficient medical billing agency can increase revenue, reduce coding errors, eliminate the need to keep up with hundreds of coding changes year after year, and get back to spending quality time with patients.
Contact ORI for advanced medical billing and coding solutions that save time, money, and hassle. In Minneapolis Call: (866) 585-2800. In Chicago Call: (708) 864-4972.