Radiology specialty is unique compared to other specialties; it’s usually based on other specialties/physician references along with high upfront cost. While the problems are not unique, radiology billing has been dealing with reducing reimbursement rates and regulatory requirements of insurance companies.
Radiology alone cannot be a specialty because it depends on other referring physicians, it’s service the imaging techniques are used for both diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
With the need of prior authorization to continuously need to upgrade the imaging technology. Legion Healthcare Solutions (LHS), understands the continuously changing scenarios of radiology billing deploying continuous monitoring of regulations and coding updates.
“Radiology billing has always been a challenge. There are two scenarios to consider, so if a patient is referred the patient details are shared on the go and we usually don’t have the time to verify the patient details. If the patient comes directly, we go through the usual process of patient verification based on insurance details provided. Radiology complements other specialties, so when it comes to billing even insurance companies give us a low priority.” Billing Manager for Radiology at Legion ”
– Certified Coder for Radiology Medical Billing at LHS