Why Outsource Oral and Maxillofacial Medical Coding Tasks

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Healthcare professionals need to focus on the core task of patient care. Negligence can affect their reputation and even lead to legal issues. Improving the quality of treatment and care in crucial from the patient’s angle and also to help the healthcare facility stay competitive. This rule applies to all specialties – from general medicine and cosmetic surgery to ophthalmology and dental specialties like oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery covers treatment for injuries, diseases and defects in the jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the mouth (oral) and jaws and face (maxillofacial) region, and more. As with other specialty, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon needs to manage medical billing and coding tasks in addition to providing patients with quality end-to-end care. This can be difficult especially if the non-core tasks are also handled in-house. Besides setting up the entire infrastructure necessary to carry out billing and coding jobs, the dental specialist would also have to hire a team of specialists who are well-versed in the latest codes for this particular specialty.

The best way to deal with all this is to outsource medical billing and coding tasks to a professional in the field. A medical coding company can help healthcare professionals save space, and reduce their stress and workload. The important thing is to find the right service provider, one with a dedicated and experienced team of medical coders with expertise in ICD-9, CPT and HCPCS codes for various dental surgery procedures such as biopsy of lesions, extractions of erupted teeth, surgical exposure and/or removal of impacted teeth, and more. AAPC (American Association of Professional Coders) certified professionals can provide coding services for:

  • Emergency room e-code evaluation
  • DRG/ICD-9-CM coding validations
  • Hospital/in-patient coding
  • Medical coding audits
  • CPT coding
  • Payer specific coding

In addition to top priority for patient confidentiality, reliable HIPAA compliant medical coding services would feature benefits such as stringent quality checks, customized turnaround time, regular monitoring and auditing, and competitive pricing. Professional medical coding companies offer a FREE Coding Trial to help clients get a feel of their offerings.

Julie Clements

Julie Clements, OSI’s Vice President of Operations, brings a diverse background in healthcare staffing and a robust six-year tenure as the Director of Sales and Marketing at a prestigious 4-star resort.

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