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BC Physicians: Radiology Billing Tips
BC Physicians: Radiology Billing Tips

Quick Tips for Radiology Billing

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Written by Megan Halstead
Updated over a week ago

Patient Label Snaps

To quickly add a patient, simply snap a photo of each patient label. Dr. Bill will capture all the patient information. You can also add a patient manually. Once created, you can log claims for a patient immediately.

Adding Claims

You can add a new claim in under 10 seconds. For step by step in click below. 

Creating a List of Favourites

With Dr. Bill you have the option of "starring" your most commonly used billing items, diagnostic codes, or referring physicians. Using our star feature will populate your starred items at the top of your lists for easy searching.

Just tap the star icon next to the billing item or diagnosis when searching your list. It'll be saved for next time. 

Call Backs (Call Out Fees)

To be eligible for Continuing Care fees, you must first be called INTO the hospital from an outside location. This means you cannot already be at the hospital caring for patients, or scheduled to come in and see patients. When called in, the first patient you see you will bill a Call Out fee along with your visit/consult fee. Any patient you see thereafter will qualify for Continuing Care fees. The fee code depends on the time the call was placed. 

See sample below.

 Note: The default time that appears for the start is the current time. This allows for quick billing at the time of receiving the call back.

Continuing Care Fees (billed to subsequent patients)

After you have billed a Call Out fee on the first patient seen, you are eligible to bill Continuing Care on additional patients you see on that same call out. It is important to note that continuing care can only be logged in 30 minute blocks of time. If you see two patients in that 30 minutes, you will log the Continuing Care on the last patient seen in that 30 minutes. There are also different fee codes depending on if the service you are providing is Operative or Non-Operative. 

Non-Operative Continuing Care

Operative Continuing Care


Saturday March 17, 2018 at 1:00PM, you are at home and get called to come into the hospital to read an urgent scan. After handling your first case, you continue to see more patients before leaving the hospital. 

Patient 1: Called in at 1:00PM and arrived at the patient at 1:30PM
01202: Weekend Call Out fee code (1:00PM to 1:30PM)

Patient 2: Seen from 2:15PM to 2:30PM
No Billing

Patient 3: Seen from 2:30 to 2:45
01207: Weekend Non-Operative Continuing Care (2:15PM to 2:45PM) 

Note: You will bill the full 30 minutes of continuing care on the last patient seen in the 30 minute block. 

Advice Fees (Telephone, Video, or Face to Face Communication)

There are several fees that are billable that replace the need to see a patient in person. When your advice is requested by another physician you can bill one of the following...

  • Referring physician required in claim submission

  • 1 claim per patient per day with no other service on that day

  • Only billable once every 6 months if for the same Dx

  • Referring physician required in claim submission

  • Start and end times required in claim submission

  • 2 claims per patient per week with no other service on that day

  • Billable once per 30 days for the same Dx

  • Must have seen the patient before within 18 months preceding

  • Start and end times required in claim submission

  • Not billable with any other service on the same day for the same patient

  • Must use a diagnostic code that reflects one of the approved complexities

  • Co-morbidities

  • Diagnosis of malignancy 

  • One morbidity plus a non medical condition (Use code M04 as diagnosis)

  • Start and end time required

  • Max time billable 1 hour per day

  • Referring practitioner required in claim submission 

  • 3 per patient per day with no other service billable on the same day

  • No visit/service billed for the patient in the preceding 30 days. 

  • Prior consultation/visit in preceding 18 months

  • 3 per patient per day with no other service billable on the same day

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