Between the growing number of coding changes, the sheer volume of codes to choose from, and unplanned employee absences, your coding can take significant time, often resulting in a backlog. Working with a home health & hospice coding service can help your agency ensure accuracy and turn claims around quickly.
Here are some benefits of using a home health & hospice coding service:
Receive Full Payment for Your Services
Coding mistakes often result in denials, underpayment, and overpayment for services provided. Utilizing a home health & hospice coding service offers a team of experienced, certified coders who work hard to make sure that you are paid in full for your services. Also, they can prevent denials and overpayments.
Reduce Your Risk of Audit & Takebacks
When your claims are clean and accurate, your risk for takebacks, RAC audits, and ZPIC audits is minimized. When evaluating home health & hospice coding service companies, ask if their coders are regularly educated on all changes in rules and regulations. Experienced coders will ensure that your claims are correct every time.
Accelerate Your Cash Flow
Partnering with an experienced home health & hospice coding service company will speed up the reimbursement process. It will also reduce unpaid or denied claims. Should problems arise, significant experience in addressing issues that could affect reimbursement allows for quick resolution and resubmission.
Reduce Your Coding Backlog
Coding in-house puts your agency at risk for unplanned employee absences or staff changes. Working with a home health & hospice coding service gives you the confidence that you have a team of experts working to code claims quickly and accurately. Therefore, your agency is less susceptible to cash flow disruptions.
Have Peace of Mind
Knowing that your coding is being managed by a team of experienced, certified experts provides reassurance that your claims are accurate and complete, so you can focus on what really matters most…patient care.
The HEALTHCAREfirst Difference
More home health and hospice agencies trust us to manage their revenue cycle management and are confident that while they manage patient care, our experts are focused on the speed and accuracy of their claims. To learn more about how our coding services can help your agency, contact us today!