Medical Billing Blogs
With mental health and other psychological treatments rising in demand, specialty clinics with those services should be aware of any industry changes in coding. Being up to date helps avoid denied claims or delayed submissions, which means less issues complicating your billing process.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. A healthy body needs to care for the physical and mental aspects, so this month was created to advocate the importance of mental health and help reduce the stigma around it.
Since the start of the pandemic, which caused a huge shift in our society’s norms, mental health needs have drastically increased. As a result, mental health clinics have been forced to quickly adapt and try to help their communities as they have seen an influx in patients with stress, anxiety, and depression. If the clinics were not prepared for this demand in all areas of their standard procedures, they might have struggled a lot in 2020—especially because authorization for their services is complex and Employee Assistance Programs and insurances do not always cover testing and mental health services
With the end of strict COVID regulations in sight thanks to vaccine distribution, many healthcare providers are looking forward at what changes will fade and which will stay. In general, our research has shown that digital services and systems were some of the largest challenges and opportunities that medical clinics faced and will continue to see in the future.
In this modern age where medical technology and the healthcare industry can change in the blink of an eye, it’s important to have experts on your side who can help your clinic run smoothly. In terms of billing and administrative tasks, Outsource Receivables Inc. is proud to partner with hundreds of U.S.-based clinics to give them peace of mind when it comes to their revenue cycle and other daily tasks.