An estimated 100 million Americans live in chronic pain, a condition that is expected to cost as much as $635 billion in annual treatment expenses and lost productivity, according to the Institute of Medicine. Pain management is unique from both a clinical and business standpoint. Chronic pain is most often managed, not cured. That means, unlike a total knee or hip replacement, an outpatient procedure often does not alleviate all the patient’s symptoms.
A typical pain management procedure such as a medial branch nerve injection creates very specific coding challenges. While these injections are performed at the pair of medial branch nerves that innervate the facet joint, physicians need to clearly document exactly which nerves, or at which facet joint(s), these injections are being performed, to ensure the proper number of levels injected are being coded. Not being specific in these cases can result in over coding (too many levels) or under coding (too few levels), which could result in overpayment or under payment.
The HSS platform is designed and customized for the unique needs of pain management specialists. The specialization of Anesthesia and Pain Management medical billing services enables HSS to concentrate on solutions that expedite reimbursement, reduce costs and streamline your pain management practice.
More Time for Practicing – HSS alleviates you from the many time-consuming tasks associated with pain management billing and HIPPA compliance.
Timely Access to Business Information – HSS can provides on-demand management and financial analysis for your pain management practice.
Improved Cash Flow and Healthier Bottom Line – Our automated Pain Management billing process enables quick disbursement: up to 50% of billing within 45 days.