- July 10, 2019
- Posted by: Thomas Anderson
- Category: Radiology Billing
The main focus of a well-managed radiology’s office billing operation is to submit claims for services punctually and in the proper, required format, and receive reimbursement as fast as possible. CT (computerized axial tomography), MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), MRA (magnetic resonance angiography), PET (positron emission tomography), cardiac nuclear medicine studies (e.g. nuclear cardiac stress test) are the services that require a pre-approval from the ordering physician.
In majority of the cases, highly time sensitive procedures have to be completed within a stipulated time frame for initiating a plan of treatment. Hence, it is imperative for reducing errors with prior authorization in radiology.
Your patients should not wait for long as it paves the way for out of pocket expenses. Delays can be avoided with specialized intervention, reducing the waiting period for the approval. But the challenge is, such slips are not easy to avoid, because they stem from a simple lack of skill, time or knowledge. Regular in-house billing staff, employed by radiology practices, often falls short in meeting the desired standards in these areas.
Errors in prior authorization for radiology stem mainly from mistakes made while filling in the request form (which is usually done in a prescribed, pre-determined format), ignoring the latest guidelines, or missing out on providing all the supporting documents that are required.
So why take chances and lose time, and money, in getting requests denied, sending and resending them many times over till the desired approval is obtained? Radiology practices are well-advised to seek out dedicated, specialized assistance in such matters, and not just cut denials and improve overall collection from their business, but also free their administrative staff for more important things to take care of.
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