Mastering Procedural Dermatology Billing: Tips and Insights from Andrew Baker, MBA, PA-C

November 19, 2023

SDPA Board Member Andrew Baker, MBA, MPAS, PA-C, said while not everyone finds joy in coding, its accuracy significantly affects financial outcomes. Errors in coding and billing could lead to either over or underpayments, impacting both individual and office finances. Baker, who was interviewed for this session by host Hope Cook, PA-C, advises fostering a strong rapport with the coding and billing team to align everyone’s understanding. Emphasizing transparency and effective communication, he stresses the importance of comprehending the billed services. Addressing collections, Baker underscores the need to ensure they align with the billing. Notably, Baker pursued an MBA to fulfill personal goals, acknowledging its assistance in navigating coding and billing processes.