Can ICANotes increase income?

Yes, it can -- particularly if you have been reluctant to code at higher levels because of uncertainty about the coding criteria. Using ICANotes, you can watch the program as it credits you with code-able items and easily see what you need to code at higher levels. If you have already been coding at higher levels, you are likely to rest easier knowing that your coding is supported by your note.


Hospitals and individual practitioners typically bill Medicare at the lowest level, because of uncertainty about whether documentation requirements have been met. With ICANotes, coding at a 99232 level is the rule. This results in approximately $17 extra per service to Medicare patients. For an individual practitioner, this can mean tens of thousands of dollars a year. For a hospital, it can be hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.


Clinicians also realize significant savings through a reduction or elimination of transcription expenses. ICANotes frequently pays for itself in a short period of time.
 

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