One of the most important steps a practice can perform before or after the Claims Submission and Denial Management Lifecycles have been optimized, is to have a thorough coding review to ensure that appropriate diagnosis and procedure codes are being employed. This process is performed as one of three different programs:
The Introductory code analysis typically costs several hundred dollars and provides feedback on a handful of procedures performed by the practice. The comprehensive code analysis can take one or two weeks or more, is more costly yet provides a thorough analysis of all of the coding employed by the practice. The continuing Code Review is a service provided for a fixed monthly fee dependent on practice volume and coding complexity. This coding review provides continuous feedback to those providing medical billing for the practice.
These optional Doctations services go beyond delivering electronic patient medical records to making the practice more effective in getting paid properly for the healthcare services it provides.