Proper billing for level four new patients can seem overwhelming and confusing, especially if the components involved are not accurately examined. Understanding the criteria for the documentation process relieves stress around billing/coding errors. It is important for providers to ensure they have quality checks and audit compliance programs in place to guarantee all services rendered and billed are medically necessary.
LW Consulting's Director and General Counsel, Rob Senska, was recently interviewed on The Hospital Finance Podcast produced by Besler Consulting.
Highlights from the podcast include:
- The four key elements needed in order to appropriately bill a level 4 new patient;
- Steps that medical practices can take to ensure proper coding and billing;
- Implications and impact of improper coding and billing errors; and
- Ways that practices can implement controls to prevent billing mistakes.
Let's listen in!