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HIPAA compliant physician billing services for gastroenterologists

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					      HIPAA compliant physician billing
            services for gastroenterologists
Physician    billing     companies   offer
healthcare professionals cost-effective
solutions to save them time and money.
Gastroenterology practices are getting
busier by the day with the rise in the
number of patients. To simplify their
administrative   tasks     and   maximize
reimbursement, reliable service providers offer HIPAA complaint physician billing
services to specifically meet the needs of gastroenterologists.


Medical billing solutions in keeping with HIPAA
norms

Accurate medical billing and coding for gastroenterology is challenging and requires a
high level of knowledge to ensure maximum reimbursement. A reliable outsourcing
company would ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). This act mandates:


   • Standardized formats for all patient health, administrative, and financial data
   • Unique identifiers (ID numbers) for each healthcare entity



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   •   Security mechanisms to ensure confidentiality and data integrity for the
       information


While delivering error-free medical billing services, the confidentiality of patient and
practice information is maintained at all times. Every measure is put in place to ensure
that patient information is secure and accessed only by authorized personnel. HIPAA
compliant medical billing company ensures


   • Periodic backup of data and critical facilities accessibility
   • Secure workstations, storage facility and authorized access
   • Firewalls and antivirus software on all systems are updated frequently
   • Technical evaluations are performed on a routine basis
   • Affordable pricing: with 30 to 40% cost savings
   • Free billing analysis
   • Uses password protected lockers


Accurate medical billing services

The billing procedure begins when the patient enrolls for treatment and goes on till all
his or her claims are settled by the insurance company .The billing procedure passes
through several steps. Gastroenterologist medical billing services cover patient
enrollment, insurance verification, coding, billing and reconciling of accounts, and
accounts receivable collection.




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To       ensure   error-free   and   HIPAA-compliant      physician    billing   services,
gastroenterology practices need to choose the right outsourcing company. Factors that
must be considered when selecting a service provider are:

     •   Secure file transfer modes such as FTP, browser-based or encrypted email
     •   Customized billing solutions in client-specific turnaround time
     •   Accuracy in claim processing and submission
     • Regular QA checking with readily available reports
     • Quick reimbursement
     • 24-hour customer support service
     • Organization structure, technical equipment and capabilities, and administration
         procedures that are compliant with HIPAA privacy and security norms
     • Billing services at affordable rates

It is important to ensure that the company has an expert team on the job and wide
experience in handling claim submission. This will ensure timely and maximum
reimbursement. As there are many medical billing companies out there, it is
important to do some online research to locate a service provider offering efficient
HIPAA compliant physician billing services for gastroenterologists.


For More Information:
OutSource Strategies International
United States Main Office
8596 E. 101st Street, Suite H
Tulsa, OK 74133
Phone 800-670-2809
http://www.outsourcestrategies.com

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Description: Medical billing companies provide all healthcare specialists, including gastroenterologists, efficient HIPAA complaint physician billing services to maximize claim reimbursement.