Patients Before Paperwork: Should You Outsource ENT Billing?

Outsource ENT billing and codingIn 2015, the American College of Physicians (ACP) developed an initiative that they dubbed, “Patients Before Paperwork.” The idea was born out of the realization that the increased amount of administrative tasks that had been put on physicians kept them from more important activities, including providing top quality patient care. When ENT practices and clinics are able to reduce administrative tasks, establish effective policies, and gain insight and support from professional healthcare consulting services like MD Pro Solutions, they can dedicate themselves to improving quality care and treatment. In addition, other impacts have been felt due to the overwhelming amount of administrative tasks for ENT billing and coding, including stress, burnout, and leaving the healthcare industry altogether.

ENT Billing and Coding

Perhaps the biggest monster of them all is the subject of billing and coding. Practices have become overwhelmed by the monumental task of keeping up with all of the industry changes and requirements. Delays in payments, as well as outright rejections and denials of claims, occurred following the transition between ICD-9 and ICD-10. Healthcare consulting services can help Otolaryngology practices and clinics to get “back on track” through education, training, and support of billing department staff. However, for many, this may be too late, as they have already lost valuable staff members due to frustration.

For many practices, the idea of outsourcing has become a realistic solution. It can be difficult to “let go” of ENT billing and coding after so many years of having it done in-house, but once the physician and administrative team understand the value, it becomes a lot easier. Choosing to outsource ENT billing is a bold move, but it should not be done blindly and without extensive research. MD Pro Solutions can help our clients, should they choose to outsource their ENT billing and coding, as well as other professional services, including fast and accurate credentialing and recredentialing.

Benefits of Outsourcing

One of the most common misunderstandings about outsourcing ENT billing and coding is that you lose control over your billing department. The truth is that through outsourced services, you can actually get in control and ensure that everything is running smoothly. When you work with reputable healthcare consulting services like MD Pro Solutions, we can provide you with a team of highly trained, skilled, and experienced billing and coding experts who will deliver top quality services. Choosing to outsource ENT billing can free up more time for you and your office staff to provide improved patient care and services.

You will also get better results when you outsource ENT billing and coding with MD Pro Solutions. Our team will work to make sure that your patients are accurately billed, using the most aggressive and effective protocols available to increase your bottom line. We will provide you with scheduled account reviews for continued account management through a scheduled system of communications to provide you with the data you require without adding any burdens to your already busy schedule. The bottom line is that our goal is to give you the most time possible to focus on patient care and your practice, with less time spent being concerned with account management and the medical billing process.

Quit at Any Time

If for any reason you decide to stop outsourcing your ENT billing and coding, we can assist you in bringing it all back in-house with your team. Should your team require updated training, education or support when you no longer outsource ENT billing, we can help with that too. MD Pro Solutions understands that each client we serve has their own unique needs. We will work directly with you and your staff to ensure that all of your requirements are met throughout the entire process. If you feel that bringing your billing back in-house to your office staff is what is best for your patients, we will provide you with the tools you need to help make that happen.

Give us a call at 508-946-1665 to discuss your needs with one of our team members. We can answer any questions that you might have about outsourced services or training opportunities to improve ENT billing and coding. Our healthcare consulting services can help you find ways to reduce the amount of time spent on paperwork to provide you with more time to work with your patients. Call today for a FREE evaluation or to get pricing and information to outsource ENT billing with MD Pro Solutions.