What Every Radiologist Should Know about Coding

Posted on March 8, 2017 in General
You’ve read your study and dictated your report. What’s next? Your report goes to a medical coder who reads the report and assigns the appropriate CPT®, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II codes so you can get paid. It sounds straightforward, doesn’t it? It’s not. In the coding process, there are many ways to get from your completed dictation to being paid for the work. Let’s discuss a few.   All ...Read More

Merge Financials & ImagineSoftware: Another Path Forward in Radiology Billing

Posted on February 14, 2017 in General
In 2007, PACS vendor Amicas acquired certain ownership rights to source code from radiology billing giant ImagineSoftware (Technology Partners Inc.) of Charlotte, NC. In 2010, Amicas was bought by Merge. In 2015, Merge was bought by IBM for $1 billion. Fast-forward to April 21, 2017. ImagineSoftware announced it entered into a strategic agreement with IBM to take over Merge Financials (the software it sold to Amicas in 2007) as well ...Read More

What Every Radiologist Should Know About Medical Billing

Posted on February 8, 2017 in Billing Audit
Most of the radiologists we know went to medical school to practice medicine, not to become experts in medical billing. At the same time, the effectiveness of the billing staff has such a huge impact on profits that it can't be ignored. This paper offers the basic formulas and benchmarks radiologists need to gauge the performance of their billing operation. It is not a comprehensive study of the various facets ...Read More