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Can you save money by outsourcing your medical billing?

Outsourcing your billing can potentially save you money, but it depends on various factors such as the size of your practice, efficiency of the billing process, and the cost structure of outsourcing services. Here are some ways outsourcing medical billing can save you money: Reduced Overhead Costs: Outsourcing eliminates the need to hire and train in-house billing staff, which can reduce costs related to salaries, benefits, office space, and equipment. Efficiency and Accuracy: Professional billing companies specialize in this area and often have dedicated teams using advanced software to handle billing tasks accurately and efficiently. This can reduce errors and rejections, leading to quicker reimbursements and fewer denied claims. Focus

Published By: Melissa Clark, CCS-P on January 4, 2024

5 Most Important Aspects of Medical Billing: Melissa’s Mention

Here is an excerpt from an interesting article that has been mentioned by Melissa:   “Medical billing is a process where you pay your provider for their services. When we say you, we mean that this is the process where your insurance carrier and you pay the service provider or hospital you were in for deductible charges. Now when you know this let’s put ourselves in the position of a medical institution, clinic, or practice that has to bill for their work. Believe it or not, sometimes it is very hard to do this and these businesses have their work cut out for them when it comes to charging their

Published By: Melissa Clark, CCS-P on March 22, 2022

Data can unlock capacity in the O.R. & drive better decision-making: Melissa’s Mention

“Optimizing operating room performance is a tough nut to crack for hospitals because true OR capacity is often uncaptured and underutilized due to rigid scheduling protocols. During a workshop sponsored by LeanTaaS at the Becker’s Hospital Review 9th Annual CEO + CFO Roundtable in November, Sanjeev Agrawal, president and COO of LeanTaaS, and Matt Ruby, director of business operations, surgical services at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, discussed challenges and available solutions related to efficient OR utilization. Four key takeaways: 1. Unused OR capacity leads to unrealized return on investment. The OR represents the economic backbone of hospitals but is often underutilized because of the rigidity of block scheduling and

Published By: Melissa's Mentions on December 2, 2021

Telehealth and Its Impact on Healthcare Delivery

Technology has influenced many facets of life, and healthcare is not an exemption. Over the last few years, several digital healthcare startups have sprung up, and this has simplified the process of healthcare delivery to remote places and people who find it difficult to commute.   Modern life has undergone tremendous transformation because of the internet and progressive software. This useful tool has changed the way we communicate and keep in touch with family and friends, how we consummate financial transactions, and how goods and services are negotiated and purchased.   There are so many telehealth tools that you can choose from if you are keen on receiving quality healthcare

Published By: Melissa Clark, CCS-P on November 3, 2021

ICD-11: What it is, When it is Coming and How it Will Differ from ICD-10

ICD (International Classification of Diseases) is a universally accepted ranking system used by the WHO (World Health Organization) for categorizing physical and mental illnesses. ICD-11 is the eleventh edition of this categorization system. For about two decades, there have been no development or publishing of an update or revision to the ICD. The official presentation of ICD-11 at the World Health Assembly took place in May 2019 following its release on June 18, 2018. Member states are expected to adopt it as the official reporting system starting on January 1, 2022. However, it is still unknown when the U.S. Healthcare system will be ready to adopt it for use. ICD-11

Published By: Melissa Clark, CCS-P on October 25, 2021