Radiology Billing and Coding Services
Downward reimbursement pressure, increasing infrastructure costs and shifts in payer mix are creating challenges for radiology practices. With so many forces negatively impacting your profit margins, it’s more important than ever to ensure you’re collecting every available dollar you’ve earned.
Since Healthcare Administrative Partners opened its doors in 1995, we’ve been providing comprehensive radiology revenue cycle management (RCM) to hospital-based physician groups, freestanding imaging centers, and academic medical centers throughout the U.S. We have developed and refined a customized methodology that helps our radiology practices increase revenue while decrease compliance risks.
Radiology billing is our core competency and the reason why practices like yours have entrusted their financial health to HAP over 25 years. Our radiology billing and coding experts navigate the complex Medicare/Medicaid and private payer requirements regarding charge capture, accurate documentation, and billing practices for the benefit of your bottom line.
How Healthcare Administrative Partners Optimizes Radiology Revenue Cycle Management
Superior service is the reason why client referrals are our number 1 source of new business. We actively manage your account to ensure critical KPIs are met every month. Your Client Manager serves as your principal liaison — a true steward of your financial health — and leads a dedicated team that is committed to your success.
We minimize claim denials by employing extensive denials routing, management, and reporting. This critical function requires specialized expertise to be performed efficiently and expedite your cash flow. It’s what makes HAP a leading medical billing company.
We can also quickly and correctly identify third-party underpayments by instantly comparing payments against your contracted rates. If we find underpayments, we aggressively pursue, resolve, and report on them to ensure you receive full payment for services rendered.
We provide actionable insights into your radiology practice by providing scheduled and on-demand business intelligence support better decision making. We proactively identify key performance trends and assist with implementation of remedial action.
Additional Benefits of Outsourcing Radiology Billing and Coding to HAP
We continually invest in advanced technology and software developed specifically for radiology billing, coding, and collections.
We staff only specialized medical billers and certified coders with years of experience who regularly complete continuing education and recertification courses to stay current with every change healthcare reform mandates.
When our team of radiology revenue cycle management professionals becomes a seamless extension of your department or practice, you’ll experience the true benefit outsourcing your professional or global billing to HAP — benefits that many of your colleagues already realize.
Contact us today to put your practice on the path to better performance.
Billing for Radiology Practices
Medical billing for radiologists can be a detailed, time-consuming and prone to errors, which can result in delayed payments and/or underpaid claims. Minimizing denials, maximizing revenue, and accelerating cash flow may seem like a challenge, but our team of highly trained billing professionals can remove the burden from your radiology practice, allowing you to devote more time to your patients.
HAP employs a team of radiology experts who are well-versed in revenue cycle management
Coding for Radiology Practices
Our highly trained team of coding professionals are dedicated to making sure all documentation is coded optimally and compliantly.
We have assembled and trained a staff of coding professionals, including coders certified by AAPC (American Academy of Procedural Coders), AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) and who possess subspecialty certifications such as CIRCC (certified Interventional and Cardiothoracic Coder). We are diligent in maintaining internal coding expertise.Our medical coding services are offered in a package with our billing services as well as a stand-alone service. HAP offers a closed-loop process that can utilize your current billing platform to ensure a unified process.
Incomplete or incorrect documentation is promptly researched and resolved by a HAP coder assigned to your account. If physician support is required to do so, requests are delivered promptly via our online Physician eQuery Portal so that discrepancies can be researched, and a report addendum submitted. In addition, the level, type, and sources of coding issues are tracked for training and education opportunities. Included in such reports are documentation deficiencies, variances between practitioners, payer preferences/requirements, compliance risk factors, and other relevant data. Regardless of modality, our inadequate documentation feedback process is consistent to follow best practice. Additional reporting is monitored for high dollar modalities
Radiology Revenue Cycle Management
HAP offers dedicated specialists who ensure all claims are filed correctly and denied claims are resubmitted properly. With health care constantly evolving and coding guidelines perpetually changing, it can be a heavy burden to remain compliant. As dedicated coding and billing professionals, the highly-trained team at HAP remains on top of all coding and billing updates so you don’t have to — allowing you to turn your attention to your patients instead.
That’s why HAP has made it a point to understand the nuances of these struggles and provide coding and billing services that speak directly to these problems. Our dynamic suite of solutions is customized to each individual practice, taking into consideration the specific issues you face. With our experience and expertise, we’re able to provide novel solutions to the most complex problems facing your practice, helping smooth the way your practice is run and allowing you to focus on what really matters: your patients. HAP aims to be a partner rather than a vendor, helping radiology practices rest assured they made the right decision to work with us.
When it comes to outstanding claims, HAP allows you to rest assured since part of our job is to ensure payments get made. In addition, our team of coding and billing professionals is also on top of evaluating any underpaid or non-paid claims. Comparing the payments made — if there are any — to the contracted amounts to note any exceptions, we then follow up with the accounts in an attempt to achieve strong collection rates.
For more information about our services, get in touch by filling out our online contact form today.
HAP is proud to be a Corporate Sponsor of the Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA).
HAP is a proud supporter of the American College of Radiology (ACR).