We have experience with coding for virtually all specialties. We have focused recently on the following because of demand but have the capacity and experience to help most specialties.
- Emergency Physician Coding – Hospital or Freestanding
- Urgent Care Coding
- Free Standing Facility Coding
- Hospitalist Coding
- Primary Care Offices
We offer auditing of all specialties’ coding to see if in compliance and getting maximum reimbursement. We also perform internal audits for our existing clients to ensure that we are providing our service with maximum effectiveness.
Why use AccuCode?
Accuracy and Compliance: We adhere to strict coding standards, ensuring accuracy and compliance with industry regulations such as ICD-10, CPT, and HCPCS.
Timely and Efficient Services: Our team is dedicated to delivering timely and efficient coding services, helping you streamline your revenue cycle and reduce claim denials.
Expertise and Experience: Our certified coders possess extensive knowledge and experience in medical coding, enabling them to handle complex coding scenarios with precision.
Customized Solutions: We understand that every healthcare provider has unique requirements. We offer customized coding solutions tailored to your specific specialty and practice size.
Data Security and Confidentiality: We prioritize the security and confidentiality of your patient information. Our systems and processes are designed to maintain the highest standards of data protection.
Whether you’re looking for ongoing coding support, coding audits, or assistance with coding backlog, Accu-code is your trusted partner for all your medical coding needs. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help optimize your coding processes for maximum reimbursement and operational efficiency.
Why is accurate coding so important?
Upcoding involves reporting a higher-level service or procedure or a more complex diagnosis, than is supported by medical necessity, medical facts, or the provider’s documentation.
Downcoding occurs because the provider fails to provide relevant documentation details to assign a service, procedure, or diagnosis to the optimal level of specificity.
Some providers downcode as a defensive strategy to avoid denial of claims or audits even though higher codes are justified based on the documentation that is provided. Downcoding can lead to charges of Medicare noncompliance. Downcoding will leave a significant amount of money on the table. For example, data shows that in 2008 medical practices lost up to $236 million because of downcoding.
Studies have found that approximately one third of medical visits were downcoded according to written documentation and approximately half downcoded based on documentation of medical decision making.