Outpatient infusion billing is complex – and because of that, you could be leaving thousands or millions of dollars on the table due to underbilled outpatient infusion services, especially with infusions delivered in the emergency room or department. How much money are you leaving on the table?
Check out our first video in a series on our infusion coding automation software, Charge Infusion, and how it can help your organization avoid missing revenue from outpatient infusions.
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With the busyness of the emergency department, it can be easy to forget to capture the start and stop times of infusions – and that has a big impact on billing.
Hydration services are the most common in the emergency department. And you can’t bill for them at all if you don’t have a stop time.
Normally, if you’re doing an infusion for a chemo drug or other non-chemo medication, if you don’t have a stop time when the drug stopped being delivered, you can -at least bill it as what’s known as a “push” (less than 15 minutes of drug delivery).
But not with hydration in the ED.
We audited emergency departments and found that up to 50% of hydration infusions were documented incorrectly.
And, it’s estimated that 35% of every ED visit has some sort of infusion service. How many did you bill for last month?
Stop underbilling for infusion services.
How much money are you leaving on the emergency room table?