When it comes to ENT billing, education and training, it is important to work with a staff that is highly educated and that has experience working with the current healthcare system. If you do not have enough staff to stay on top of your billing, or if your existing staff is having a hard time adjusting to the recent ICD-10 changes, it might be time to consider outsourcing medical billing services to a professional team of healthcare consulting services.
While some might think that when you choose to outsource ENT billing that means you are stuck outsourcing from there forward. However, the truth is that outsourcing can be a temporary option that is used while your staff receives ENT billing education and training or while you work on hiring in-house staff to take on the work. You could always continue outsourcing medical billing services if that suits your needs better, but there is no long-term commitment to outsource if your plans are to bring billing and coding back to your office.
Reason #1 – More Effective & Efficient
When you work with a third-party medical billing and coding company for outsourcing medical billing services, they are much more diligent about doing faster collections and resubmitting claims. They are also much more effective and efficient in the initial submissions of claims than the average medical office.
Reason #2 – Saves Money
Another reason why it is beneficial to outsource ENT billing is that it can get expensive to hire staff specifically for billing purposes. Especially with all the changes that have happened in the healthcare industry, it can cost you a lot in salary, benefits, insurance and other employment costs just to hire and keep quality billing staff in-house.
Reason #3 – Stay Current
When you outsource your billing and coding or contract with healthcare consulting services like MD Pro Solutions to take care of this service for you, you will always have accurate coding and the most current software and coding procedures from a team of highly trained and experienced medical billing technicians.
Reason #4 – Be Compliant
No matter what new changes come to the healthcare industry, outsourcing medical billing services means no slow downs in billing while your team gets adjusted to the new regulations or worries about not being compliant. ENT billing, education and training occurs continually with a professional third-party billing company so they are always ahead of the curve.
Reason #5 – Reduce Rejections
When you hire a professional company to take care of your otolaryngology billing and coding, you are less likely to have rejected or returned claims. In fact, many practices and clinics report that when they started to outsource ENT billing, that their rejections were practically eliminated, increasing cash flow and improving collections all around.
Reason #6 – Happier Patients
When you are able to do your billing accurately the first time and put through the submission of claims without delay, your patients are happier as well, because they are getting their insurance to effectively pay for the services that they are getting from your practice or clinic.
Reason #7 – More Options
When you work with healthcare consulting services to make improvements to the way your practices does billing and business, you get more options for patients who have run out of options with regard to insurance. Even patients who do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare can benefit from the alternatives that outsourcing medical billing services can offer.
Reason #8 – Better Follow-Up
Practices and clinics that outsource ENT billing are better equipped to follow-up on claims that were not paid or claims that were under-paid. Busy practices just don’t have time to chase down these claims with any consistency. However, outsourcing medical billing services means that you have an entire team of experienced collections staff working on your behalf.
Reason #9 – More Time
When you take all of your billing, coding and collections outside of your office, you and your staff will have more time to focus on your patients and provide them with better quality care. You don’t have to be the billing person anymore, but can put all of your effort into making sure that your patients receive the ENT services that they require without interruption.
Reason #10 – Training Opportunity
One reason that practices decide to outsource ENT billing is so their existing billing department staff can undergo ENT billing, education and training through professional healthcare consulting services like MD Pro Solutions. Outsourcing medical billing services during this time gives your staff the opportunity to focus on training and education, while ensuring that your claims continue to be submitted accurately, effectively and efficiently to prevent a loss in cash flow during this time.
Call MD Pro Solutions
If you are interested in outsourcing medical billing services or would like to learn more about how our healthcare consulting services can assist you and your staff with ENT billing, education and training, give us a call at 508-946-1665. We can provide you with a FREE evaluation and then show you all the ways that our professional training, support and certification programs can make improvements across the board at your practice or clinic.