Effective Billing and Coding with Electronic Medical Records System Revealed by Physical Therapist Nitin Chhoda

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Medical billing and coding has always been a complicated procedure, but is necessary for physical therapy business. Nitin Chhoda, a licensed physical therapist, recently released how EMR system can facilitate effective billing so as to increase practice revenue.

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EMRs lessen the chance of errors, and ease the claim submission process,” he added. Because all billing must be accompanied by proper documents, EMR also allows for an easier physical therapy documentation system.

Each code is attributed to a certain diagnosis, treatment, and etc. The correct analysis of coding is imperative to patients' care, and insurance agencies depend on accurate medical coding and billing to completely reimburse the claims of medical provider. The ease and availability of electronic medical records (EMRs) improves physical therapist billing by eliminating the disconnection between the provider and insurance agency.

Ensures High Level of Patient Care
EMRs can help patients receive the best care possible. Physical therapists and other providers are able to share records via EMR, and thus receive up-to-date information. It allows providers to see the best picture yet of patient care, and enables them to make informed decisions regarding treatment. Employees and doctors no longer have to deal with ineffective billing and can focus more on patients' care.

Increases Income for Practice
Chhoda says that healthcare management revenue depends on quality medical billing and coding to properly submit claims to their insurance carriers. However, this process is time-consuming and tedious. “Sometimes, codes are written down incorrectly or a number is misread due to poor handwriting. For years, providers have their reimbursements denied by insurance agencies from code errors. EMRs lessen the chance of errors, and ease the claim submission process,” he added. Because all billing must be accompanied by proper documents, EMR also provides an easier physical therapy documentation system.

Some insurance agencies are overwhelmed with claims, and the reimbursements may be canceled, lost, or otherwise not received, and this may go unnoticed by the practice. However, EMR gives a physical therapist the ability to track claims and monitor any discrepancies. EMRs also allow a provider to accept payments electronically, thus ensuring quicker reimbursement than the traditional check method.

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

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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