Medical billing is the middleman between a medical facility and an insurance company, so it’s safe to say that it’s a pretty important step in the process of running a practice.
We know all too well though, that sometimes trying to handle medical billing and operate a practice at the same time can get overwhelming. This is why many private practices choose to outsource an agency that can take over their medical billing responsibilities.
Today, we’ll be discussing how to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your medical billing service.
Verify Patient Insurance Prior to Their Appointment
Operating in this capacity will allow you to decrease the number of rejected billing claims.
When you verify insurance prior to serving patients, you save yourself, the patient, and the insurance company the time of having to deal with a rejected claim.
Doing so also allows you to give the patient a certain peace of mind in knowing they are appropriately covered prior to receiving medical care.
Information Handling and Management
The most important factor of medical data input is accuracy, so making sure that your facility holds those team members accountable for their data is crucial.
If what gets measured gets managed, and what is managed gets completed, then ensuring that your staff is receiving the proper oversight and support will greatly improve your medical data input accuracy.
Automation is Your Friend
Did you know that most Electronic Medical Record (EMR) or Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems are equipped with various AI-powered features that can help your practice run more efficiently?
From eligibility checks to claim edits, there are many features included in most EMR/EHR systems that can facilitate tasks automatically to save you time and reduce risk of error
If any of these issues seem like they pertain to you, your staff, or your medical practice, check out the 99MGMT Blog for more resources to help with your medical billing!