BSA Healthcare has created specialty-specific coding tool sets that are based on an interpretation of the Medicare Audit Tool, and over 17 years of coding methodology interplay with our client base. These tools can be used to supplement your current coding policy materials, or they can serve as a starting point in creating your own coding policy and procedures manual. Coding reference tool sets are available for the following specialties:
- Emergency Medicine – Professional and Facility Components
- Hospitalist Medicine – Professional Component
- Urgent Care – Professional Component
For Sample pages of any of our specialty-specific coding tool sets, please contact 888-568-4993.
Coding seminars are delivered on-site and are designed to educate coders, and compliance and reimbursement personnel, in the nuances of specialty-specific coding. Coding seminars can be custom tailored for your organization, but typically include a comprehensive review of:
- Evaluation and Management (E/M) code choice
- Procedure codes
- Diagnostic code choice
- Critical care
- Fracture Care codes
- Observation and ultrasound codes
- Documentation guidelines.
As concerns over the cost of health care and a strained national budget rise, efforts to reduce perceived overpayments to providers are similarly increasing. One of the most prevalent mechanisms used by payers to reduce healthcare costs is retrospective audits of those physician practices whose billing patterns differ from those of their peers, thus potentially suggesting fraud or abuse. Payers utilize the audit process in an attempt to uncover opportunities for significant overpayment recoveries, as well as to create the effect of encouraging physician practices to bill conservatively.
As unwavering physician advocates, the employees of BSA Healthcare have dedicated themselves to understanding the regulatory and response requirements that comprise the audit appeals process. To date, we have worked with emergency medicine providers nationwide to successfully manage the multi-step process of responding to deadline-driven payer audits.