With the adoption of Electronic Medical Records systems, new streamlined processes and new regulation, proper medical coding has never been more complex and Coding expertise is now at the forefront of medical practices. Proper documentation leads to increased reimbursement while incorrect or inadequate documentation will lower reimbursement and possibly raise compliance issues. It is becoming more difficult to oversee the coding department's efficiency and to insure the practice is in compliance and not at risk and that the rules and regulations are communicated to all members of the practice accurately. Regular documentation auditing is essential to maintaining optimal reimbursement and collaboration between physicians and coders alike are more important than ever. However with all of these new changes the real challenge is that a newly trained Coder can take 12 to 24 months once finished with formal training to become a viable, effective coder.
Metis Medical Management Services provides an experienced, knowledgable staff to insure proper physician communication and to make sure your practice is in compliance, your reimbursments are maximized and denials are minimized.
Continuing education for the coding and billing staff is also critical to the success of any practice today. Coding and billing rules and regulations constantly change and your practice must change with them to remain compliant. To do this, your office personnel must stay informed and receive up-to-date training and education. Metis Medical Management Services invest each year in our employees continuing education to ensure we stay on top of the latest regulations, trends, and best practices to ensure you recieve the best advice and direction available from your coding staff here at Metis Medical Management Services.
Metis can provide complete outsourced coding for your physcians, part time engagements to cover vacations or temporary employee needs. Metis can provide advanced consulting for your coding department or assist with audits with your physicians.