Medical Billing Practices

Medical billing is a complex process that involves submitting and following up on claims with either health insurance companies or government-sponsored medical programs to receive payment for services given by a healthcare provider. Many doctors run their own busy medical practices, and even if they are well-versed in the codes and practices of medical billing, mistakes can happen. Some physicians invest in a third-party medical biller in order to ensure accuracy. Overall, doctors and healthcare providers should take steps to internally audit their medical billing practices to avoid a costly investigation or punishment down the line.