Plastic Surgery Billing
The number of plastic surgical procedures increased by 2% in 2017, with over 17.5 million procedures performed in the United States alone. The biggest boom has been in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, which have increased by 200% since 2000.
The top minimally invasive procedure? Botox comes in first, at over 7 million procedures performed.
One of the biggest trends in minimally invasive procedures is body sculpting, which includes the use of ultrasound, radio frequency, infrared light, injectable medication, and vacuum massage to reduce fat cells. It’s part of a wider trend of using non-invasive procedures to tighten loose skin and eliminate excess body fat. Cellulite treatments are the top procedure in this category, up nearly 20% in 2017.
The demand for plastic surgery doesn’t seem to be slowing down, and neither are the plastic surgeons behind the procedures. More patients mean less time to devote to desk work — which leaves busy plastic surgeons in a bind when it comes to billing and coding.
Taking the time to work out your own plastic surgery billing leaves you less time for the work you’re passionate about. Even then, you might be missing out on the money you deserve if you’re using the wrong plastic surgery codes.
Give yourself more time to do what you do best. Find a medical biller and coder who understands plastic surgery billing inside and out. Clinic Service has a ton of experience working with plastic surgeons, so we know how to maximize your revenue and free up your time to focus on your patients.
Contact us today to learn about how we can help you manage your cash flow.