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How to Grow Pain Management Practice Through Referrals

Harold Gibson

One of the best things pain management practice can do to grow their practice and improve patient outcomes is to make sure that you’re going beyond marketing to patients and turning your efforts towards building relationships with other medical practitioners. This allows you to help a patient through a treatment algorithm that may require multiple physicians, which is key to the well-being of your patients. But it also enables you to cultivate relationships that can result in referrals to your practice.  

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Topics: pain management billing, pain management practice

What Practices Need to Know About Pain Management Compliance

Harold Gibson

Pain management: from 2017 and beyond

Tougher pain management billing regulations, along with more documentation and closer scrutiny by payers are the order of the day following 2017’s many changes. Thanks to claims being flagged for review, physicians who were used to being paid within 30 days are now seeing payments held up as long as 180 days! To be approved for pain management charges, you will need to thoroughly document all evidence for supporting the necessity of the procedures.

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Topics: pain management billing, pain management revenue cycle

Code Opioid Use Disorder Correctly for Pain Management Patients

Patrick Dougherty

Opioid use, abuse, and overdose have become an epidemic that led to the President declaring it a national public health emergency. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that over 115 people die after an opioid overdose each day within the U.S., and according to the CDC, the economic burden of this epidemic within the United States totals to more than $78 billion each year. 

Prescription drugs continue to play a significant role in the opioid crisis, and prescription opioids include medications like morphine, oxycodone, fentanyl, codeine, and hydrocodone. With opioid overdose and dependence at a crisis level in this country, clinicians must have detailed knowledge of this disorder. Likewise, it’s essential for pain management providers  to be aware of the documentation and coding requirements when encountering cases of opioid use disorder.

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Topics: pain management billing, pain management revenue cycle

Pain Management Billing and Coding: Common Mistakes and Challenges

Harold Gibson

There’s significant room for growth for pain management centers today, especially since the American Academy of Pain Medicine estimates that more than 100 million Americans are affected by chronic pain, which is far more than the number of patients affected by heart disease, diabetes, and cancer combined. While there’s potential for growth, some of the pain management billing and coding challenges make it difficult to thrive. Successful billing and coding is half the battle when you’re trying to increase practice revenue. Avoid common billing and coding mistakes to make sure your pain management practice is poised to grow and thrive in 2019

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Topics: pain management billing

Best Practices for Pain Management Billing and 2019 Coding Changes

Harold Gibson

Billing and coding for pain management practices continues to grow more complicated each year. With increased public and medical interest in new pain management techniques, pain management guidelines, and new therapies, there’s very close scrutiny by payers and regulators on procedures used to treat chronic pain. Not only is it essential to handle pain management billing and coding carefully to prevent denials and audits, but quality billing and coding is also crucial to the financial well-being of the practice. Here’s a closer look at some of the best practices for pain management billing and coding to help you keep your practice healthy financially. 

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Topics: pain management billing

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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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