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The effective utilization of medical codes with appropriate modifiers is a vital part of the medical billing process for any practice. This makes medical coding one of the backbones and most crucial factors of the healthcare revenue cycle which allow payers and patients reimburse providers for services rendered. Medical coding transforms healthcare diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment into universal medical alphanumeric codes used for claims submission and reimbursement.
Every time a patient is seen by a physician or other healthcare provider, the medical coder has to assign the right codes to that visit so that the practice can be reimbursed for the services rendered. When codes are inaccurate or improperly used, billing delays can occur or claims can be denied. In some cases, using codes improperly can also trigger a practice audit which may result in fines being assessed.
VST Health medical coding services add significant value to healthcare facilities’ coding and overall operations. As earlier implied, a single wrong code can have a great impact on a facility’s reimbursement and revenue cycle, which is why at VST Health, we religiously focus on being 100% compliant with the current coding guidelines. We provide medical coding solutions for hospitals, physician offices, independent practice associations, and a wide range of other healthcare providers.
Our team of medical coding experts have worked on multiple specialties and on multi-disciplinary requirements. Our medical coding services can be used for all types of medical practices and medical specialties.
VST Health medical coders are all highly-trained with extensive experience, and we guarantee a 95% or greater accuracy, so you can rest assured your facility is receiving top-notch services. All our coders are AHIMA and/or AAPC certified, so top quality and security remain our number one priority, and we always work to maintain compliance.
VST Health Medical Coders are always up to date on the following:
We offer a 24-hour turnaround time and code while you sleep to give your facility that speedy and accurate coding it needs. We also offer holiday and weekend coverage if required. Our 3-Tier Quality Assurance Process identifies and fixes any coding and/or compliance errors to ensure our coding is always accurate.
Documents scanned electronically at client’s office are securely accessed by our specialists.
Documents are checked and verified for illegibility, quality and missing documents.
Diagnosis, procedure codes and modifiers are assigned based on ICD-10, CPT and HCPCS standards, and according to the doctor’s description.
Auditing of medical claims is done at multiple levels by our specialists and processed further for charge entry and payment posting.