Should You Hire Hospital Consultants for the ICD-10 Deadline?

hire-consultantsAccording to a study that was released by the Department of Health & Human Services, there are a lot of medical clinics and practices that are hiring professional hospital consultants to help them with clinical coding optimization in order to meet the upcoming ICD-10 deadline. The deadline, which goes into effect on October 1, 2015 after years of delays, will require many changes from hospitals, clinics and practices across the board, including otolaryngology management.

While the changes have been discussed for a long time, many offices have delayed training for their staff and have put off making preparations for the switch. Now, with the deadline quickly approaching, they are turning to consultants and managed services in order to stay compliant. In fact, recent studies reveal that almost two-thirds of all practices nationwide are planning on using a third-party firm to meet the demands of the ICD-10 deadline.

Why Are So Many Practices Hiring a Pro?
The changes that are coming with the ICD-10 deadline have prompted many in the field of otolaryngology management and administration to consider hiring professional hospital consultants to help them adjust to the new coding system. The new regulations for clinical coding optimization are extremely complex in order to meet the increased demand for properly cataloging diagnostic testing, diagnoses and treatments.

Proper training is required in order to stay on top of the coming changes to ensure that reimbursements and payments are still made. This helps you to keep your focus on your patients, where it belongs, and allows us to work with your administrative and billing staff to handle the coding changes head-on. If your office is not ready for the ICD-10 deadline, join the many other practices nationwide who are turning to professional help to ensure you don’t get caught out of compliance.

Where to Get the Help You Need
MD Pro Solutions offers a wide variety of consultation services, education, tools and training programs that can be used by Ear, Nose & Throat practices and clinics to get on board and in sync with the ICD-10 deadline requirements. Our area of expertise is in otolaryngology management, billing and coding, so we know what it is that you require in order to meet the needs of your specialized field. A big part of our services is to work with your existing staff and provide them with all of the training and education they need to survive the coming changes.

Our team will work directly with you and your staff to ensure that your billing team is prepared and ready to take on clinical coding optimization according to the new requirements. We are licensed, experienced and trained clinic, practice and hospital consultants and our goal is to work alongside your team to ensure that they are ready for the ICD-10 deadline and to implement best practices that will help you maximize your earning potential and protect your practice from errors, fraud or billing inaccuracies that could put you in hot water.

Knowledge is Power: Education is Key
When it comes to otolaryngology management, whether you are preparing for the ICD-10 deadline or if you are just wanting to streamline your process and improve productivity, we understand that training, education and support are key elements in your success. We can help you with authorization training, testing and screening, as well as online training and testing for your staff. Our consultants can help you in the development of policy manuals and assist in education on patient financial policies.

Clinical coding optimization is much more than what it used to be, so we are here to provide you with online coding help for CPT with RVU global days and CCI edits, as well as ICD-9 and ICD-10 deadlines, cross-links and more. We also provide a wide range of highly specialized services to benefit your otolaryngology management, billing and coding, including managed account services, auditing and reviews, credentialing services and even assistance with reporting and communications.

There are many benefits associated with hiring professional hospital consultants to help you with all of your healthcare consulting needs, training and support. MD Pro can help you find the best solutions to meet your unique needs. To find out more about our services or to contact us for a consultation to help take your otolaryngology practice’s billing and management to the next level, give us a call at 508-946-1665 or use our online contact form.