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Nephrology Coding Blog Posts

5 Unique Challenges Nephrology Practices Face Related to Billing

Harold Gibson

From electronic health records to dealing with patient no-shows to trying to manage time effectively, physicians face challenges daily. However nephrology practices deal with unique challenges that can make it more difficult to keep your practice growing and performing well. Here’s a closer look at some of the big issues that nephrology practices often face, as some helpful tips on how physicians and practice managers can deal with them effectively. 

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Topics: Nephrology billing, nephrology coding

5 Specialties Facing Bigger Medical Coding Challenges in 2019

Harold Gibson

The medical billing system may be wonderful for insurance companies, but the huge volume and multiple combinations of billing codes make it a challenge for physicians and coders. Significant changes to the system like ICD-10 and then the yearly updates to CMS codes have made it even more difficult for practices across the country. However, certain medical specialties have faced, and continue to face, unique payment challenges. Here’s a look at five medical specialties that deal with some of the biggest coding challenges in the business. 

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Topics: orthopedic billing, Ob Gyn Coding, nephrology coding

Nephrology Coding Guide: Best Practices for Accurate Billing and More Revenue

Harold Gibson

With the implementation of ICD-10 came the need to code with a significantly higher level of specificity. Over the past few years, more regulations and new codes have been released, making nephrology coding even more complex. Along with navigating new levels of specificity and new codes, nephrology practices must also deal with additional requirement from their payers. Staying on top of all new latest guidelines for ICD-10, E&M, and CPT coding is challenging, so we’ve put together a helpful nephrology coding guide to provide you with the best practices for accurate nephrology coding from documenting renal failure to codes for diabetes to essential tips for documenting complications of care. 

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Topics: Nephrology billing, nephrology coding

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A place for physicians and other healthcare stakeholders to share and discover information about everything related to running efficient medical practices.

Established in 2002 by a group of physicians, we are a national provider of medical billing services to group practices, clinics, and individual physicians. We also specialize in provider credentialing, payer contract reviews, and medical coding for a wide range of clients - from solo practitioners to multi-site, multi-specialty practices.

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