Tips to improve dermatology medical billing & coding services
Since dermatology involves both medical and surgical procedures, dermatology medical billing and coding can be challenging and necessitates a thorough understanding of dermatological CPT codes and the proper application of modifiers. Our expertise in dermatology medical billing and coding services helps you take care of all the details so that you can focus on your patients.
Prepare and submit Clean Claims
Clean claims are rudimentary, having a claim delayed or rejected can be extremely frustrating. We prepare and submit clean claims thus ensuring that claims are processed, and reimbursements reach you on time.
Ensure complete and accurate information
It is very easy to get lost in a sea of paperwork, get confused and make mistakes. Hence it is pertinent to make sure that everything gets entered correctly into the system.
Use the right modifiers and CPT codes
Modifiers are codes that offer more details about a procedure. These modifiers can frequently be misused, which can result in a costly mistake. Getting expert assistance can significantly improve the efficiency of the billing and coding cycle.
Keep up with the changes in modifier and coding guidelines
The practice of dermatology is always evolving, and the modifiers and codes must adapt as well. Expert coders make sure that modifier codes are only reported when they’re applicable and backed up by specific evidence in the patient’s medical file.
Outsource your medical billing and coding services
Outsourcing to a seasoned service provider like us gives you access to a team of professionals trained in end-to-end billing for dermatology. You can obtain cleaner, quicker claims with less expense by outsourcing your dermatology billing and coding services.
A dermatology billing service can help you steer clear of errors that might lead to your patients’ insurance claims being rejected or their payments being withheld.
We can aid practises in avoiding expensive errors and creating a more precise and effective method of keeping track of expenditures across the departments.
Higher Reimbursement Rate and Revenue
Working with us increases the likelihood of receiving prompt and full reimbursements.
Medical Billing Codes for Dermatology Billing:
Dermatology procedures have a wide range. Few practices may miss on billing the right codes resulting in lower or delayed payments.
2023 CPT changes for Dermatology
There are three new codes in the integumentary system section, plus one deletion and one revision.
New 2023 mesh code:
- 15778 (Implantation of absorbable mesh or other prosthesis for delayed closure of defect(s) (ie, external genitalia, perineum, abdominal wall) due to soft tissue infection or trauma).
Two new suture codes:
- +15853 (Removal of sutures or staples not requiring anesthesia (List separately in addition to E/M code))
- +15854 (Removal of sutures and staples not requiring anesthesia (List separately in addition to E/M code))
Suture changes to note:
- 15850 has been deleted (Removal of sutures under anesthesia (other than local), same surgeon)
- 15851 has been revised to state “Removal of sutures or staples requiring anesthesia (ie, general anesthesia, moderate sedation).”