Hiring a Consultant to Perform an In-House Healthcare Audit?

in-house-auditsMedical practices that are struggling with all of the new HIPAA requirements, ICD-10 changes and other issues that have recently plagued the healthcare industry should be looking for new ways to determine whether or not they are compliant. One way to find out is to hire a healthcare consultant to come to your clinic or practice to perform a healthcare audit. Outsourcing medical billing services consultants to check your in-house otolaryngology billing and coding can help you to avoid any surprise issues that could come up if you were actually audited.

This approach is used across many different industries – not just healthcare. Third party compliance assessments are essential in determining the performance of your billing and coding department to make sure that you are adhering to all of the requirements for patient information security and protocols. A healthcare audit, when performed by a licensed and experienced third party service like MD Pro Solutions, can examine your everyday practices to find out if there are any vulnerabilities or problems that need to be fixed. Working with a healthcare consultant that specializes in ENT practices can help you to get all of your compliance issues under control.

Advantages of Hiring a Healthcare Consultant
While many of the benefits associated with outsourcing medical billing services consultants are obvious, there are other advantages that you might not have considered. When you hire a professional to perform a healthcare audit and your results are positive, you can reduce the amount of time that you spend on training and education, as long as all of your employees are current and you have back-up support when you need it. You also can save time on doing in-house audits of your account management procedures, as the healthcare consultant will be taking care of this service for you.

You also gain the advantage of working hand in hand with the auditor to go over the most common mistakes that are found in otolaryngology billing and coding to ensure that you aren’t making those exact mistakes. If you aren’t compliant with HIPAA or are not doing your ICD-10 coding properly, your healthcare consultant can work with you on the spot and suggest training and education for your staff to get everyone on track. Rather than getting in trouble for being out of compliance, hiring out your own healthcare audit helps you to turn a potential negative into a positive learning situation.

What About Doing Your Own Audits?
Some practices swear by doing their own in-house healthcare audits, but the truth is that hiring a third party can help you to identify issues that you might overlook in your own practice or clinic. Healthcare consultants are hired to be objective and focused on the most important issues and cannot be swayed by personal experience or turn a blind eye to something that they aren’t willing to confront. For best results you should hire a professional healthcare consultant to perform an audit of your otolaryngology billing and coding, policies and procedures.

Another advantage of hiring a pro is that once the healthcare audit is completed, it is up to you what you want to do with the information you have been presented. The healthcare consultant works for you and once their job of auditing your medical practice or clinic is done, the decision on what steps to take is entirely in your hands. However, in addition to performing an audit, comprehensive services like MD Pro Solutions can also help you when you are ready to make changes, through training, support and even temporarily or long-term outsourcing of medical billing services.

Contact MD Pro Solutions to Get Started
If you are interested in learning more about how to hire MD Pro Solutions to complete a professional consultation or healthcare audit for your ENT Practice, contact our office and speak with one of our highly trained and experienced team members. We can help you with any area of your otolaryngology billing and coding, account management, staff training and compliance to help you be more efficient, effective and successful. We begin our services with an evaluation of your operation to find areas that need to be addressed.

With over 45 years of experience working in the medical field, MD Pro Solutions has all of the tools and knowledge required to help you implement all of the necessary changes and improvements. We can even help with annual chart auditing, surgical chart auditing, annual fee schedule reviews and an annual analysis of account management. Give us a call today at 508-946-1665 to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.