When you’re in recovery from a hospital visit — whether it’s a major surgery, a visit to the emergency room or just a routine procedure — the last thing you want to worry about is paying your medical bills. Although the doctors may have stitched you up, sometimes they don’t quite stick to procedure when it comes to filing your bills with your insurance company.

Billing errors occur when the incorrect Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes are used as part of a person’s medical services. It is an universal code that is used by all healthcare providers in the United States. These codes are critical for medical practices, hospitals, imaging centers and therapy providers as they identify not only the services provided, but if and how they will be paid or reimbursed by health insurance companies.

Capitol Imaging Services has long advocated for people to understand their CPT code(s) as part of any recommendation made for their diagnosis. These codes, if known in advance of any medical service, can be used to identify potential financial charges and estimate any expenses that would need to be paid by the person undergoing the medical tests, procedures or examinations.

Capitol Imaging Services affiliates are highly experienced in identifying and knowing the correct CPT codes as part of a diagnostic scan. We not only often times assist people with this information, we also work with medical and healthcare providers who may have questions or issues with listing correct codes on their referral orders for exams. The correct code is mission critical to avoiding problems with medical bills, invoices and statements.

Capitol Imaging Services is the largest independent radiology practice of its type serving the Southeastern United States. Not only do we perform the scan, such as an ultrasound or screening mammogram, we provide the radiology expertise to review test images and issue critical findings to physicians and other healthcare providers.

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