The Idaho Medical Association provides its members with a broad range of benefits and services to assist with third party payer issues. To access the services described in detail below, contact the IMA:
Phone (208) 344-7888
Fax (208) 344-7903
Idaho Medical Association third-party payer/reimbursement assistance is available in these areas:
Assistance with insurance billing and coding: The IMA provides assistance with preparation and submission of electronic and paper claims and assistance in coding unusual services. IMA reimbursement staff assists physicians in resolving denied claims and those not paid fully or correctly.
Direct interface with third party payers on members' behalf when issues/problems arise.
Workshops and seminars: IMA educational programs address ICD-10-CM and CPT coding, current coding issues and payer/carrier requirements. These programs target the needs of physicians and staff members at all levels of expertise, with separate offerings for novice, intermediate, and experienced coders.
The Calendar Section of the IMA website lists seminars that are currently scheduled. Click here to view those offerings. For members’ convenience, a downloadable registration form is available or you can register online!
Practice Management Consulting Services: The IMA offers consulting services for members. Coding and documentation review includes chart auditing reviews with a written analysis of findings and recommendations as appropriate.
Audit consultation: The IMA provides immediate consultative assistance to members involved in audits by Idaho insurance carriers, assisting physicians and their legal counsel in preparing appropriate responses to audit findings.
IMA Wire Newsletter - The IMA continuously monitors third party payer policies and activities to keep members informed of changes and new billing requirements. The Association publishes the IMA Wire electronically the first of each month to alert members to the activities of Medicare and other payers. Click here to read the current newsletter and/or review archived issues of the publication
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