Getting adequately compensated for the medical services that your contracted physicians provide is easier said than done.
The problem is you can’t just code or bill for contracted provider services the way you do for your employed providers. However, if you know how, the reimbursement you receive for these fee-for-time and reciprocal arrangement providers should far outweigh any money you pay out.
This is where coding and billing expert, Lamon Willis, CHCO, CPCO, CPC-I, COC, CPC, can help. During this step-by-step coding and billing online training session, Lamon help you get paid more of what you deserve for your contracted provider services (previously called Locum Tenens).
Here are just a few of the practical, plain-English coding and billing benefits you’ll be able to apply to your reciprocal billing and fee-for-time provider arrangements to get you paid more of what you’re due:
- Master CMS changes from “Locum Tenens” to billing and fee-for-time
- Correctly bill for physicians who are awaiting credentialing to avoid noncompliance
- Avoid Medicare violations by ruling out billing covering physician as incident-to services
- Bill claims with Q5 and Q6 modifiers – which now apply to physical therapists too
- Determine what NPI to use and who gets paid to comply with Medicare guidelines
- Get answers to eligible practitioners, on-boarding and on-call scenarios
- Prevent double billing postoperative services furnished by the substitute physician
- Pin down what records Medicare requires you to maintain for substitution services
- Boost reimbursement when secondary physician provides services longer than 60 days
- And so much more…
CAUTION: Contracted Physician Coding and Billing
Don’t be one of the 4 out of 10 practices that don’t even bill for your contracted physicians (based on a locumtenens.com survey). You deserve to be paid for the services you are offering at your practice, regardless of whether the provider is employed or contracted.
By attending this contracted provider coding and billing training, you can ethically optimize the reimbursement you receive for your non-employee physicians regardless of why you need their services (i.e. physician absences, substitute physician services, maternity/paternity leave, sabbatical, etc. ).
Sign up now to get the practical, nitty-gritty strategies on how to correctly code and bill for fee-for-time compensation and reciprocal billing arrangements to comply with CMS regulations and get paid more of what you are due.
Don’t wait, register today.
Lamon Willis is the Director of Coding for Velocity Healthcare Collaborative in Macon, Georgia. There he oversees hospital inpatient and outpatient coding operations. Mr. Willis is a healthcare professional with more than 20 years of experience in hospital and physician revenue cycle, practice management, compliance, coding, billing, process improvement, client services, sales support, and strategic product and solution development. He has worked as a VP of Patient Financial Services in a hand and foot surgery hospital in Florida as well as a manager and compliance liaison with an emergency physician practice management organization overseeing coding operations of 150 employees.
Mr. Willis previously provided healthcare consulting and solution services to hospitals and physician organizations nationwide through such companies as St. Anthony Consulting, Ingenix, Optum Insight, Optum360, 3M Health Information Systems, and Craneware, Inc. Lamon is a speaker at national and regional conferences for a wide variety Enterprise Solutions of healthcare industry topics for the AAPC, AHIMA, HFMA, and SAAS-based companies. Lamon is also an editor for ICD10Monitor.com in which he provides coding and billing insight. Mr. Willis holds the following credentials:
- Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO)
- Certified Professional Coder Instructor (CPC-I)
- Certified Outpatient Coder (COC)
- Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
- AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer