Professional Medical Billing and Coding Services. The novel coronavirus insinuated itself into the healthcare fabric of our country earlier this year, stunning American citizens by unleashing the never-before-seen COVID-19 disease in full force during the spring. COVID-19 quickly escalated into the current pandemic and has hijacked our healthcare system. The pandemic has burdened our healthcare workers, depleted the national stockpile of personal protective equipment (PPE), and significantly impacted businesses and the economy as a whole. It has also impacted the healthcare revenue cycle, such that medical coding and billing specialists have been blindsided by upheaval and change in the healthcare industry that seemed almost to come out of nowhere.
Medical billing and coding specialists have always had the goal of boosting productivity and profitability for healthcare providers; but they have had to learn new, rapidly changing guidelines and codes at lightning-quick speed since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) continue to change codes as new details about the virus and resulting disease are uncovered. They have been keeping track of more coding information than they have ever had to do before, attempting to maintain accuracy and consistency of use, for a better understanding of how many people have the disease and in what locations; this information is useful for tracking infected persons to gain a greater appreciation of how the disease is spreading. Furthermore, medical coding and billing teams are working more efficiently and effectively than ever to ensure that healthcare providers in hospitals and private practices receive payment. They are adapting to the newest, most updated guidelines and learning new codes on an ad hoc basis; this means their clients maintain the ability to continue purchasing everyday supplies and necessities of care as well as “new necessities” like PPE. Medical coding and billing specialists are also key because even though patients are the priority, healthcare providers will be unable to pay salaries to those who help make patient care possible without a continued revenue cycle.
Precisely and accurately coded bills allow for precise and accurate payment and reimbursement, which is critical for healthcare providers who must maintain financial viability while also maintaining the highest possible level of patient care. As more healthcare providers adjust and readjust to pandemic conditions, medical coding and billing for the treatment of patients with a wide range of medical circumstances—from COVID-19 testing to telehealth options and everything in between—has become ever more complicated. But it has also become even more important. Professional medical coding and billing services are of even greater value than in the days pre-COVID.
Quick Claimers Medical Billing is committed to serving healthcare professionals by providing medical coding and billing solutions that support productivity and payment. The coding and billing specialists at Quick Claimers will organize and process your healthcare claims to ensure that you are paid by patients and reimbursed by insurance companies for all medical care and treatment provided. If you would like more information about the services offered by Quick Claimers, please reach out to the professional, competent team. Contact Quick Claimers Medical Billing online or by phone at 915-351-6600 to assist you with all your medical coding and billing needs.