Medical Billing Blogs
As we move into the slower summer months, clinics may see a discrepancy in the volume of bills being sent out versus the cost of in-house billers. Plus, the on-staff billers may have struggled to keep up with all the coding changes that happened this year due to the healthcare industry evolving so rapidly. A solution: outsourcing your billing. Instead of one or two on-staff billers, you’ll get a whole team of billing experts working on your claims; typically, this results in less lost revenue due to late or denied claims.
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.