Marketing Expert Nitin Chhoda Shares the Steps to Avoid Medical Coding and Billing Mistakes

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The major reason why insurance claims are denied is due to wrong medical coding and billing. International private practice marketing expert, Nitin Chhoda, recently shares in his latest article, how EMR (electronic medical record) reduces errors and speeds up payments in a private practice setting.

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Electronic medical record, or EMR, refers to the health related information system that allows storage, retrieval and modification of patients' medical records.

Medical coding can be a tricky process and requires the expertise of a trained professional, even with an EMR. However, the effort and expense are worthwhile.

An electronic medical record (EMR) is a computerized medical record created by an organization that delivers care, such as a hospital, clinic or within a physician's practice. Electronic medical record, or EMR, refers to the health related information system that allows storage, retrieval and modification of patients' medical records.

EMR software, combined with accounting and billing software can greatly enhance a medical facility's efficiency, reduce record keeping and billing errors that can result in denials, and thus delay payment.

According to Nitin Chhoda, also a licensed physical therapist, the average physical therapy clinic is an incredibly busy place, with a great deal of documentation needing to be processed and managed. Therefore it's understandable that occasional error occurs. However, incorrect medical coding costs small practices thousands in revenues each year so all that can be done to avoid them, must be done. Physical therapy billing software, http://intouchbillerpro.com/, significantly reduces such errors and subsequent denials that slow down receipt of payments.

“Electronic medical records provide physical therapists with a quick and easy way to accurately document patient records to prevent lawsuits, eliminate billing and coding errors, and expedite the receiving payment against outstanding accounts receivable,” Chhoda added.

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.

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