As a healthcare or medical provider, you can serve your patients, comply with current and upcoming mandated guidelines and generate the necessary “pay for performance” data relating to patient education and disease management, through the services of a trained patient health educator. These services are consistently reimbursed when using standard procedure codes designated for patient education.
You will provide greater service to your patients, increasing self-selected compliance which result in improved clinical and quality of life outcomes, and in addition generate additional income for practice overhead. The following is a excerpt from a Family Physicians Journal article, which discusses how simple and beneficial incorporating patient health education into your current billing practice is.
“Most practices already provide a number of billable services [such as patient education] but fail to capture those charges. Reporting [these services] can bring additional, easy revenue to your practice.”
— Quoted from the American Academy of Family Physicians Journal
By using established procedure coding designated for patient education services you can simply and appropriately integrate patient education into your current practice with no additional staff training or expense. This added benefit to your patients and practice is a “drop-in component” to your current billing procedures.
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Since 1997 NIWH has provided, this continuously updated billing manual to physician and provider practices, hospital and clinics and medical facilities participating in NIWH Pilot Programs and who utilize the services of NIWH certified graduates. To learn more about our Health Education Billing Manual, contact Paul Bergeron, MD, Director of NIWH Pilot Programs, NIWH Administrative Office – 888-354-HEAL (4325)