Chhoda Reveals the Latest Methods to Decreasing Claim Denials

Physical therapist, Nitin Chhoda, has been speaking to physical therapy practices and informing the best ways to decrease their insurance claims rejections. Clinicians operate on a very thin profit margin and finding a way to decrease insurance claims rejection, if not totally avoid it, could make a world of difference.

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Many claims are rejected because of a simple mistake and often times, a practice has limited staff and limited time to effectively check the accuracy of the claims they submit.

Denville, NJ (PRWEB) December 12, 2013

“It is not unusual that up to 50% of insurance claims are rejected and that can have a devastating effect on a practice and its medical billing staff,” said Chhoda. “The key to getting claims approved even on the first try lies in a few simple steps.”

Chhoda said that the first crucial step is filing a claim in a timely manner with a high level of accuracy. Giving timely and accurate claims increases the chance of the reimbursements being approved. It increases the chance of getting money in the door so that the practice continues to operate.

He noted that checking the accuracy of claims and all the pertinent information using an electronic medical records system is one of the most important jobs in any practice. Many claims are rejected because of a simple mistake and often times, a practice has limited staff and limited time to effectively check the accuracy of the claims they submit.

According to Chhoda, although timeliness and accuracy are incredibly important, there is another step that practitioners should take note of to ensure a greater acceptance of submitted claims. Checking the patient’s insurance verification first and determining what treatments are eligible under these plans is an often overlooked but extremely important step in the physical therapy documentation process. These steps if taken seriously, will decrease the number of insurance claims rejected.

Chhoda’s office can be reached by phone at 201-535-4475. For more information, visit the website at http://www.emrnews.com.

About Nitin Chhoda
Nitin Chhoda PT, DPT is a licensed physical therapist, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and an entrepreneur. He is the author of "Physical Therapy Marketing For The New Economy" and "Marketing for Physical Therapy Clinics" and is a prolific speaker, writer and creator of products and systems to streamline medical billing and coding, electronic medical records, health care practice management and marketing to increase referrals. He has been featured in numerous industry magazines, major radio and broadcast media, and is the founder of Referral Ignition training systems and the annual Private Practice Summit. Chhoda speaks extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Asia. He is also the creator of the Therapy Newsletter and Clinical Contact, both web-based services to help private practices improve communication with patients, delivery better quality of care and boost patient retention.