Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Billing and Coding Services

Healthcare reform is redefining what is expected of emergency department physicians by requiring them to do more with fewer resources. Adding to an already stressful job are new, complex payment models, shifts in payer mix, volume increases, and reduced funding.

For over 20 years, Healthcare Administrative Partners has provided expert emergency medicine revenue cycle management services to many independent, fee-for-service hospital-based specialists, as well as hospital employed physician groups at renowned hospitals and academic medical centers.  We’ve helped them navigate the complexities of reimbursement and compliance so they can focus on the myriad of other initiatives associated with clinical outcomes and operating efficiencies specific to emergency medicine.

The Benefit of Specialized Revenue Cycle Management for ED Physician Services

When you partner with HAP, you’ll enjoy the support of a dedicated, EM billing and coding team that becomes a seamless extension of your practice. We offer both comprehensive emergency medicine billing services as well as standalone coding services to address your specific outsourcing needs.

We route denials immediately to experienced individuals knowledgeable in reimbursement maximization for emergency medicine services. As a result of our in-depth experience in working with uninsured and underinsured patients, we have developed a dynamic process offering flexible payment plans and an online portal offering several convenient payment options. We also manage account balances effectively through a tested process of incorporating courtesy phone calls with patient statements in order to expedite cash flow.

HAP’s team of certified coders have specialized training and experience in emergency medicine coding. In addition to carefully reviewing medical records and determining billable services as reported by attending physicians, our ED coding professionals actively communicate with physicians to help improve documentation for efficient billing.

Optimizing Reimbursement for Emergency Medicine

HAP understands the difficulties surrounding the collection of payments for emergency physician services. Our clients understand the difference a true revenue cycle management partner can make in improving the efficacy of front-end operations and minimizing compliance risk.

We can analyze your current coding and billing process to ascertain whether you are coding accurately for the level of service rendered and managing your A/R appropriately. With the current scrutiny on E&M services, such an independent audit can help you improve compliance and avoid unnecessary consequences. In addition, we can also provide individualized services to address specific support needs in your billing department, professional consulting services, or complete practice management.

We also specialize in gathering and evaluating quantitative data to provide qualitative insights that positively impact the efficiency of front-end ED operations.

Regain your focus on patient care and reduce the stress of emergency department management by outsourcing your physician services RCM to HAP. Contact us today and share your challenges with us.

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