Having poor billing processes in North Carolina could lead to being audited by the federal government and being denied when you file claims with medical insurance companies. This is why many practices as well as practitioners have embraced the help of Fortis Medical Billing. We’re able to ensure that you have the right processes in place to keep you fully compliant while ensuring that you get paid for the treatment that you provide your patients with.
A Proven Leader in the World of Medical Billing in North Carolina
The reality of medical billing and coding is that it can become quite complex at times, and this alone has been the cause for many healthcare practices to fall behind when it comes to the billing side of their clinic or medical facility. It can take quite the toll to say the least, which is why our company has become dedicated to simplifying this rather complex world.
Our team is also composed of some of the most experienced medical billing professionals in the business, and it’s not something that we’re just saying to make us look good. We have in-house lawyers who helped medical practices of all size with compliance, former investigators for the FBI, and medical billing/coding specialists that truly understand what it takes to run a practice from the ground up.
A Customized Approach That’s Regularly Updated is the Key to Success
We know that every practice is different. Not only when it comes to the services that they’re able to provide their patients with, but when it comes to how billing must be done as well. This is why we take the time from the beginning to understand the needs that are specific to each client and what they can do to further boost the success of their clinic or medical facility to entirely new levels.
Each client receives a customized solution when they choose to enlist the help of the team here at Fortis of North Carolina. We look at the requirements set forth by insurance companies and the latest regulations to make sure that we don’t miss anything. Once the initial set of processes is in place, we will keep them updated to ensure the best level of compliance possible even when things change.
A Closer Look at Fortis’ North Carolina Medical Billing Services
We know that the billing side of the medical industry has a lot of nuts and bolts so to speak, which is why we have developed one of the most comprehensive portfolios of services among any medical billing country in the United States. Here are our top 5 services.
Accounts Receivable Management
The money that comes in is essential to ensure that the lights stay on, that new medical technology can be acquired, and most importantly to pay your staff. This is why accounts receivable should never be taken lightly. From the initial bill to responding to denials from insurance companies, we can help ensure that AR is no longer minimal when it comes to results.
Completely Managed Billing Services
Sometimes things are better when you don’t have to worry about billing whatsoever, and this is exactly what we provide when our clients ask us to handle all of the aspects of medical billing and coding. Not only does this help establish your billing department off-site, but it will enable you and your team to focus on other critical aspects of running your practice.
Third-Party Medical Audits
Sometimes you need a fresh set of eyes on things, especially when it comes to the cash flow of your practice. Whether you’re handling all of the billing in-house and want to see how you can improve, or you have trusted another company to help and you want to be sure that they’re doing everything that they can for you, we can provide you with the unbiased audits you need to uncover the current state of your billing practices.
Tracking Insurance Claims
In order to know whether you’re sweeping denials under the carpet if you are truly staying on top of all of the billings to insurance companies, you have to have a way to track them from start to finish. This will also make it a lot easier to do audits and quicker to resubmit denied claims.
Verifying Patient/Service Eligibility
You are good at what you do, and you should always be paid for the time that you invest in providing your patients with the best medical care in North Carolina. This is why we implement a set of processes that ensures you can easily verify that your patient is covered by insurance and that the services that you provide are aligned with what their insurance company covers.
If you have medical billing and coding needs that weren’t listed above, please reach out to us as we have many more service offerings as well. If it has to do with medical billing or compliance in any way, you can trust that we have the capability and knowledge to handle it in the most efficient manner possible.
The Onboarding Here at Fortis Doesn’t Come with a Huge Price Tag
We have seen many clients who have come to us after paying outrageous fees by the companies they entrusted to handle their billing operations. Only to find out that this didn’t always mean that the one they chose was truly invested in their success.
Here at Fortis, we do things differently. We know that in order to be a valuable asset in the world of healthcare, we have to be able to bring results to the table. This is why we refuse to charge for onboarding our clients, as we want them to see that we’re investing ourselves from day one.
This commitment to results has led us to dominate many cities across the country as their leader for medical billing and coding. It’s because we’re here with each client every step of the way, and unless we produce results, we won’t be seeing any kind of compensation.
Common Billing Issues Among North Carolina Medical Practices Explained
We’ve got a lot of years under our belt when it comes to dealing with billing and compliance issues within the medical field. Over these years, we have homed in on some of the most common problems among medical providers. Below you’ll see our rundown on them to see whether or not they could have a negative impact on your practice currently.
A lack of organization within the billing department.
With the advancement of modern technology, billing doesn’t have to be disorganized because it can be more efficient by embracing simple solutions. From the time that a patient shows up for their appointment all the way to the time that payment is received, having the right system in place works wonders for practices, but many still think that it’s difficult to achieve.
Being at risk of fraudulent medical claims, sometimes without knowing.
Billing for the wrong services, not being on top of exact service dates, and unbundling are three of the most common factors that reveal fraudulent claims. Insurance companies have the medical industry under a microscope, and you need to be able to ensure that each claim that’s filed is done so in a proper manner without putting you at risk of committing fraud.
Not embracing the best training for employees in charge of billing.
Many times, a practice falls behind because they don’t implement quality training programs to educate their employees who handle all of their billing needs. We’re able to ensure that your employees get and stay trained on the best practices used in the medical industry today.
Overlooking accounts receivable in a way that affects incoming revenue.
You’ve provided the service, and now it’s time to get paid for doing so. Many clinics and hospitals have overlooked claims that were denied and just written them off as a loss when a simple adjustment could have been made to ensure reimbursement when the claim is resubmitted.
When implementing billing policies, compliance isn’t always embraced fully.
It’s hard, and we get that. This is why we employ a team of in-house lawyers to ensure that we know exactly what it takes to keep our clients in full compliance with the latest federal regulations (as well as requirements set forth by insurance companies). Being non-compliant isn’t an option when you’re trying to embrace the growth that your practice deserves.
Book Your Free Initial Consultation With Fortis Medical Billing Company of North Carolina today!
Just give us a call at (866) 808-4160 or fill out our online form so that we can get you scheduled for your initial consultation with a medical billing expert that has experience in providing the best solutions in North Carolina. From there, we’ll be able to devise a unique strategy that is sure to strengthen your billing practices entirely and shed some light on the future of your medical practice where billing and coding are no longer looked at as a headache.
Dr. Nick Oberheiden is a federal attorney with 20 years experience in healthcare compliance and defending healthcare providers.
Dr. Stephen Taylor has 25 years as a medical billing specialist and consultant in medical, chiropractic, nursing, and physical therapy.
Ms. Beverly Gibson has been a health care consultant for more than 25 years and specializes in medical record auditing, E/M training, and audit risk mitigation.