Not having the right billing processes in place can be devastating, because this could lead to a high number of denials from insurance companies when you bill them as well as expose you to legal liabilities that could have been prevented. Fortis Medical Billing Company offers the most solid and professional Portland medical billing services for both small and large medical providers. We’re here to protect your company from legal implications while increasing the cash flow of your practice.
The Best Portland Medical Billing Services Around
We know that there are plenty of options when it comes to handling your billing and coding in the Portland area, but we know that we have a unique offering to bring to the table. Our goal is to simplify one of the most complex parts of healthcare, and ensure that every one of our clients is able to minimize the risk of being non-compliant while being able to embrace the revenue that they deserve.
Our team is just as unique as our brand: former FBI investigators (who specialize in medical billing compliance), proven attorneys who have represented many healthcare organizations across the country, and the most experienced billing experts within the world of healthcare.
A Customized Approach to Compliance That Is Constantly Updated
There is no “one size fits all” solution when it comes to making sure that Portland healthcare providers are kept in full compliance. Each organization has its own set of needs and requirements. We look deep into these unique factors to make sure that we create a personalized compliance plan.
Once we have a customized process in place for ensuring compliance, we will stay on top of the latest changes in federal law as well as the changes in the requirements set forth by insurance companies. By staying updated, we can prevent our clients from fraudulent billing practices while protecting their bottom line.
A Rundown on Our Portland Medical Billing Services
We saw that there was a need for a medical billing company that has a strong focus on medical billing compliance and that can deliver a fully entailed solution. That’s why Fortis Medical Billing of Portland came to existence, as we know that we’re capable of delivering that needed change as we have done so across many cities already.
As one of the most critical parts of the billing process, it’s often forgotten. Ensuring that the treatment you provide isn’t going to be deemed ineligible is the only way that you’re going to protect your bottom line to the fullest extent possible. In order to help you achieve this, we help ensure that something is in place for your practice to determine eligibility from the beginning.
Insurance Claim Tracking
It isn’t uncommon for medical practices to be denied for an insurance claim and not do anything else further but take it as a loss. Unfortunately, this is one of the biggest billing mistakes that can be made. If one stays persistent and makes the necessary corrections, they can resubmit their claim and most likely end up being paid for it.
We’re able to help you track all insurance claims easily from the initial filing to the day that you see it reimbursed. This will help you understand where your billing practices are excelling as well as notice any insurance claims that may demand further attention.
Off-Site Medical Billing and Coding
There are times when billing can be a thorn in one’s side, and it would be a lot more efficient just to have someone else do it off-site. We’re here to provide you with that opportunity, by allowing you to utilize our experiences, processes, and systems so that you can focus on providing the best level of patient care possible. Without having to bill in-house.
Specialty-Specific Billing/Coding Solutions
Whether you’re a heart doctor or a burn hospital, we’re able to provide specialty-specific billing solutions that are sure to benefit you for the long-term. Each specialty comes with its own way of dealing with things, and it’s something that we have come to understand over the years. While many companies might try to present a generic solution, we only provide custom solutions.
Unbiased Medical Billing Audits
Sometimes you just need an extra set of eyes on things, especially when it comes to medical billing since it is a complex piece of the healthcare puzzle. We will provide you with a completely unbiased audit of your billing operations and let you know where they can be improved as well as if anything was overlooked that shouldn’t have been.
We Eliminated Setup Fees & Only Want to Be Paid for Results
There are a lot of medical billing and coding companies out there that charge outrageous prices just to get you started as one of their clients. As one of the premier companies handling medical billing in Portland, we know that we have the ability to produce what many can’t.
With that said, we completely eliminated the need for you to pay any setup fees during the onboarding process. It’s our way of showing you that we have confidence when it comes to producing results for you and your practice. Once the results are produced, you can pay us, but only when you start seeing the results come to life.
The Top Issues Among Portland Healthcare Practices Are Now Exposed
After helping countless healthcare organizations strengthen themselves, we’ve run into some of the most common problems that just about every one of them has faced. Our findings have been detailed below for your convenience.
Billing policies aren’t always updated to ensure full compliance.
With an industry that is constantly changing, compliance can be a hard thing to manage. Especially when you factor in having to run the daily operations of a medical practice. It’s something that we’re not a stranger to which is why Fortis Medical Billing of Portland ensures every one of our clients has a compliance strategy in place that is constantly updated to reflect regulatory changes as well as any changes that insurance companies may roll out.
By not updating their billing policies, many are at risk of fraudulent claims.
Fraudulent claims can be prevented, but you must have the right billing policies in place to make it happen. We find that many medical practices all around the country have had weak processes that put them at a higher risk of filing fraudulent claims than the practices that have enlisted our help to ensure that this is no longer an issue for them.
Eligibility that is not verified poses a risk of not getting reimbursed.
Whether it’s the services you provide, or the patient themselves, the coverage needs to be directly verified beforehand to ensure that you don’t take a loss. After all, you might be able to take a small loss and still get by unscathed, but multiple losses can eventually add up to something that directly affects the state of your medical practice. This is why we help healthcare providers of all types implement a verification system that integrates with each step of the patient care process.
Having unorganized patient records can lead to setbacks.
Organization within a medical practice is critical, which is why we make it a priority here at Fortis to ensure that our clients are able to embrace a high level of organization when it comes to the records that they keep on the patient. Knowing the needed information and what kind of services have been provided not only helps with daily operations, but it also helps with the financial aspect of the practice as well.
Training employees on billing is often left forgotten.
While this may not be the top subject that you’ll find people embracing, it’s definitely one of the most critical parts of any healthcare facility. This is why we offer complete training solutions for practices that are tailored to the employees tasked with the responsibility of billing. We’re able to share our experience and processes in a way that will help your team become stronger.
Reach Out to the Team at Fortis Medical Billing Service of Portland Today
We’re standing by to help you tackle all of your needs and would love for you to reach out to our expert medical billers so that we can get you on the road to success. The initial consultation is at no cost to you so that we can ensure that we take the time to get to know you, the way that your practice runs, and what we can bring to the table to benefit you the most.
Just give our Portland medical billing and coding experts a call directly at 503-506-6663 or contact us online with all of the details about what you need us to do for you. Once we hear from you, we’ll set up your initial consultation and start mapping out your path to success in the world of medical billing and coding.
By the way, let us know if you’re coming from another company so that we can have a plan of action that will review any pain points that could have been overlooked.
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.