Medical Billing Services
Ascent is a full-service Business Process Outsourcing & Healthcare Services company that specializes in enhancing the financial performance of our clients by supporting their Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) and Health Information Management(HIM) requirements.
Based in Roseland, New Jersey, Ascent has been in operation since 2005. Our unique combination of domain expertise, innovative technology and skilled resources yields cost and operational efficiencies that are among the most favorable in the industry.
Ascent operates four (4) centers and employs nearly 2,000 staffers committed to the service of our clients. Our dedicated account management teams are deployed in a way to ensure consistent, high quality performance along with our exceptional White Glove service.
Ascent provides comprehensive Medical billing services designed to meet the specific requirements of our healthcare clients. Ascent’s unique 5 Track Transition Methodology coupled with years of successful process transition experience and deep domain expertise ensures client satisfaction and year on year rigorous productivity improvements.
- Eligibility and Benefits Verification
- Demographics Entry
- Medical Coding
- Charge Entry
- Payment Posting
- Accounts Receivable Management
- ASCENT ADVANTAGES
In-house training department headed by certified resources ensures employee skills up-gradation in a dynamic healthcare industry landscape. All employees have to undertake regular training programs to enhance subject matter expertise, compliance norms and soft skills training.
Our unique Competency Matrix Model ensures that we have deep domain expertise on key specialties and host of industry leading platforms as well as proprietary systems.
Specialties : We have deep expertise in Anesthesia, Cardiology, Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Ophthalmology and More.
Platforms : We Have Vast Pool Of Resources Adept At Working On Industry Leading Electronic Health Records (EHR’s) And Practice Management Softwares like AdvancedMD, AllScripts, EMD’s, GE Centricity, Ingenix Caretracker, Misys, Nextgen, Sage Intergy, Kareo, and Many More.
Our healthcare clients rely heavily on Ascent to scale rapidly to meet their business growth requirements. Ascent’s industry leading HR program and progressive policies have strongly established us as the preferred employer of choice and is validated in employee attrition of 7% in the last 3 years.
At Ascent, we are committed to provide you accurate coding services, that is compliant with the government regulations. Our vast team of CPC and CPC-H certified coders, aided by our excellent training programs, remain on top of the changes by various carrier groups thereby ensuring optimal reimbursements for our Healthcare Clients.
HIGHLIGHTS OF ASCENT’S CODING CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
Ascent’s AAPC certified coding team is proficient with CPT, ICD-10, HCPCS level II and DRG codes across various specialties.
Coding in accordance with NCCI (National Correct Coding Initiatives) and LCD (Local coverage decision and medical policies) as per set rules for different states across US.
Medical Coding USA
Trained and Monitored by PMCC Certified Trainers.
The coders complete a comprehensive training program and are involved in continuing education programs.
Quality and Compliance continually monitored via a Corporate Quality Assurance Program and a Corporate Compliance Program.
Minimum accuracy deliverables of over 95% and above on both CPT and ICD components.
Ascent provides 24 to 48 hour turn-around of all completed source documents.
Confidence in Coding Policies and procedures, and appropriate and accurate managed contract advice and reports.
Ascent’s expertise in Healthcare Documentation, Compliance Standards, Coding Capabilities and our investments in skills up-gradation of our resources have established us as the preferred service provider for marquee clients across USA. We use the following industry coding standards:
Diagnosis Codes (ICD: International Classification of Disease)
Procedure Codes (CPT: Current Procedural Terminology)
Coding for Inpatient Services (ICD)
Drug Codes (NDC: National Drug Codes)
Dental Procedure Codes (CDT: Current Dental Terminology)
Other Procedure Codes (HCPCS: Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System)
Ascent’s Coding Team ensures that continuous updates are sent to our clients to keep up with minimum documentation and to allow our team to bill for maximum accurate reimbursements for services rendered by them.
We provide regular feedback to our clients on changes in code selections affecting reimbursements and front-office documentation practices to be followed as per CMS guidelines for appropriate reimbursements to physicians as well as insights into coding related denial analysis. Our expertise in E/M Evaluation & Management Services have driven clients across US to use our services for physician education and audits on coding done by other billing companies and/ or physicians themselves.
Files are audited by a certified senior coding staff who checks on the accuracy of the codes assigned. Our Quality Assurance team verifies that the charts for up-coding or down-coding will ensure maximum reimbursement and fewer or no denials.
Ascent’s expertise in Healthcare Documentation, Compliance Standards, Coding Capabilities and our investments in skills up-gradation of our resources have established us as the preferred service provider for marquee clients across USA.
Ascent is a leading national provider of Revenue Cycle Management services to Dental Practices. Progressive practices are partnering with Ascent to increase the productivity and profitability of their practice while improving the quality of the patient’s experience. Our experts combine industry best practices and innovative tools and methodologies to help improve Patient Satisfaction, Reduce Operational Costs while streamlining processes through continuous improvements and technology optimization.
ASCENT OFFERINGS FOR DENTAL PRACTICES
Eligibility / Benefits Verification
Payment Posting / Adjudication, Adjustments & Denial Processing
A/R Follow-up – Insurance and Patient Collections
Claims Adjudication and Resubmission
Credentialing, Enrolment and Re-credentialing
Outbound / Inbound Calling Services
Dental Billing USA
Collaborative approach that evaluates your business processes and implements workflow improvements.
Complete and smooth transition, quick ramp-up to full productivity, positive impact to cash flow, and timely billing of all third-party accounts.
Resolution of denials and delays in Third Party Payment Processing, ensuring the best A/R metrics possible.
State-of-the-art credit analysis, advice on Patient Payment Agreements, and the best outcomes for self-pay collections.
Reports on all of these performance items to enable informed decision-making
6 REASONS TO CHOOSE
ASCENT DENTAL BILLING
YOUR INCOME WILL GROW & RECEIVABLES WILL SHRINK :
By knowing what causes rejected insurance claims and how to prevent them, effectively appealing denied claims, and focusing on your accounts receivables, our clients earn more than they did before-even after paying our fee.
YOU WILL WRITE OFF FEWER INSURANCE ADJUSTMENTS :
Often unnecessary adjustments are requested by insurance companies. Because we understand what is rightfully yours, we do all we can to make sure you get it. Your over 90 day insurance accounts receivables will always be at a minimum.
YOUR STAFF’S FOCUS SHIFTS TO PATIENT CO-PAYS :
Good Patients will more likely pay for treatment if they are given written treatment plan estimates that are exact. It takes time to verify insurances, ensure fee schedules are correct, and build relationships with patients. Your staff will have time to do that now.
YOU WILL BE PAID FASTER BY INSURANCE COMPANIES :
Good account receivable management requires more focus. We discover and help correct inefficiencies in office practices that lead to denied claims and lost revenue-eliminating most delays before the claim is sent.
YOU WILL ENJOY MORE ORGANIZATIONAL STABILITY :
Staff turnover is a never-ending problem for any small business-dental offices are not exempt from this disruptive issue. We eliminate it by ensuring that your dental insurance collection mechanism is never disrupted again.
YOU WILL BE MORE ORGANIZED : ARE YOUR EOBS ORGANIZED ?
How often are they referenced? Without knowing why a claim was denied, it’s impossible to correct it or explain it to a patient. Our service will organize your EOBs into searchable PDF documents stored on your network.