Do Outsourced Medical Billing Companies Really Deliver?

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Medical billing, like many industries, has had its share of debate over the merits of outsourcing the work.

Some providers have experienced sub-par medical billing companies that only go after the low hanging fruit, while others have found that outsourcing has saved their practice and they will never go in house again.

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Palmetto GBA awarded MAC J

On September 7, 2017, CMS awarded Palmetto GBA a new contract to administer the claims processing for Medicare for Part A and Part B for MAC Jurisdiction J.  This is a one year guaranteed contract with up to four additional one year extensions.

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Do Laboratory Billing Services Really Deliver?

Medical billing, like many industries, has had its share of debate over the merits of outsourcing the work. Some laboratories have experienced sub-par medical billing companies that only go after the low hanging fruit, while others have found that outsourcing has saved their laboratory and they will never go in-house again.

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2017 Toxicology Laboratory Billing

It seems that toxicology billing is not going to get any simpler.  Already this year, the CMS has reversed themselves for the second year in a row. The qualitative codes G0477, G0478, G0479 were deleted, after being introduced in 2016.  Those codes were replaced with 80305-80307.  These new codes were essentially the same as the old ones, other than the addition of a few more methods of instrumented chemistry analysis. CMS also eliminated the separate validity testing codes 84311, 83986, 82570, the functions of which were rolled up under other existing codes.

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