This Virginia Beach Medical Coder Can Increase Your Optometry Clinic Profits


The coronavirus lockdowns have impacted optometry practices greatly, reducing their patient load and income. If your practice is one of these, then you may require the services of this expert.

An optometrist in Virginia Beach, VA has launched a medical billing and coding consultancy to help optometry and ophthalmology practices increase their earnings.

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Dr. Thomas Cheezum of Tidewater Optometric Consulting Services offers consulting and auditing services to clinical practices for record-keeping and medical billing and coding. He also evaluates billing and coding procedures to maximize income during times of stagnant reimbursements, such as a national emergencies like the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Cheezum can also assist clinics in meeting Merit-based Incentive Payment System compliance and establishing compliance plans mandated by the Office of Inspector General. Moreover, he lectures on record keeping, billing, and coding for associations and provides training to the staff of private practices.

Medical billing and coding refers to the reading of diagnosis, tests, and treatments from patient charts and then transcribing this information into standardized codes. These codes are used to bill the government and create insurance claims.

Dr. Cheezum explained that billing and coding services are more critical to optometrists today as the coronavirus pandemic has drastically reduced their income. He added that the cost of PPEs and cleaning and sanitizing supplies can further reduce a clinic's earnings.

Incorrect coding is one of the main reasons why 40% of providers fail to collect nearly $32,000 in medical practice income yearly, according to medical payment specialist ClearGage. In a number of practices he evaluated, Dr. Cheezum found that some are losing up to $50,000 per optometrist because of the failure to use the appropriate billing codes.

"After 40 years in clinical practice, I realized that many of my colleagues are losing significant income because of incorrect coding and billing practices and lack of knowledge in passing an insurance carrier audit," Dr. Cheezum said. "A simple billing and coding audit can correct these errors and allow doctors to maximize their income."

Medical billers are certified healthcare professionals that perform billing and coding services.

Dr. Cheezum is both a Certified Professional Coder and Certified Ophthalmology Coder. According to the American Academy of Professional Coders, these titles mean that he is recognized for his mastery of professional fee medical coding.

Proper medical billing and coding is critical to your practice's financial stability. Contact Dr. Cheezum today and increase your income by tens of thousands annually!

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