Coding tip of the day: Refer to the physician's documentation

Angie Stewart - Print  |

Billing mistakes are a common source of revenue decline for practices, according to Fi-Med Co-founder and CEO Adrian Velasquez. Fi-Med is a Wauwatosa, Wis.-based predictive analytics provider. 

Mr. Velasquez shared the following billing tip with Modern Medicine.

"Have someone on staff doing your coding, a certified coder, or outsource that coding. And make sure the physician's documentation supports the codes that were used in the treatment of service."

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