Recent changes to coding and billing regulations have led to considerable fee reductions in cardiology over the last several years. While the average Medicare fee increased by 1.1%, Medicare fees for cardiology have declined by nearly 2% year over year. If your cardiology billing department is not fully aware of these ongoing changes and the necessary response methods, you may see a significant negative impact on your practice’s bottom line.
Cardiology medical billing is inclusive of all practices related to cardiology, including procedural and diagnostic services. Accurate documentation of all the procedures performed and all diagnostic services attended to is required to make a convincing and conclusive cardiology billing.
Accurate documentation requires a working knowledge of cardiology codes, coding rules, and compliance standards.