Compliance and Certifications
MBS's professional staff is formally educated and certified in multiple disciplines that include: Certified Coding Specialist – Physician-based (CCS-P) through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialists (CMRS) through the American Medical Billing Association (AMBA), and Professional Collection Specialists through the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals (ACA). In addition, our professional staff constantly updates its knowledge of the CPT, ICD-9, and HCPCS Level II coding systems. This education and knowledge provide our professional staff with the expertise needed in all medical practices and facilities.
Compliant Billing and Coding
MBS employs trained specialists in coding for the complexities of medical claims. Clients' claims are released within the legal and ethical limits of their services as dictated by the Correct Coding Initiative. Our professional staff release claims on a daily basis with the confidence that each and every claim submitted is compliant and accurately coded. Facility billing and durable medical equipment sales services are available.
Compliance through Education and Training
MBS's coding program includes staff training and updates, educational visits to physicians' offices and quality control audits with complete documentation. MBS routinely ensures compliance by randomly inspecting claims for billing and coding accuracy.
Compliance Regulations & Standards
MBS strives to produce the optimal legal and ethical reimbursements for all services for our clients. Our certified billing and coding staff members are continually trained and compliant with HIPAA regulations. MBS's staff complies with standards set forth by the Department of Health and Human Services regulations which oversee the Office of the Inspector General and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Compliant Collections Regulations & Standards
MBS has implemented a stringent collections and regulations program which is in compliance with the national collections regulations & standards.
Fair Debt Collection Act
The United States statute added the FDCPA as Title VIII of the Consumer Credit Protection Act. Its purpose is to eliminate abusive practices in the collection of consumer debts and to provide an avenue for disputing and obtaining validation of debt information. The Act creates guidelines under which debt collectors may conduct business, defines rights of consumers involved with debt collectors, and prescribes penalties and remedies for violations of the Act. It is used in conjunction with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Fair Credit Reporting Act (or FCRA)
The FCRA is a federal law that regulates the collection, dissemination, and use of consumer credit information. It, along with the FDCPA, forms the base of consumer credit rights in the United States.
Professional and Ethical HIPAA Compliant Collections
Our professional staff adheres to the guidelines and regulations as mandated by the FDCPA and FCRA. MBS's systematic approach produces collections services for any volume of claims and provides clients with a professional and ethical HIPAA compliant collections service that produces: increased cash collections and insurance payments, shortened revenue cycle, decreased A/R and extensive follow ups.