Medical Billing Blogs
While our focus is on expert, outsourced medical billing, we do much more to help support our clients than just the mechanics of submitting accurate billing. We so confident in our ability to help clinics recover more of their billing we offer a guarantee. The ORI Guarantee includes the following promises: ORI will save you 15% on your billing office costs. For many clinics outsourcing will save money compared to keeping it in-house. Our technology and expertise will streamline and optimize the entire medical billing process.
The norm of consumerism has evolved into a lot of research for the consumer: researching different products/services, reading online reviews, and comparing prices. Because of that, it’s no surprise that the same process had started to become more common for healthcare. Many patients have most likely done research to find an in-network provider, and that’s more recently extended to include price shopping as well. Thanks to online resources from insurers, providers, and government agencies, patients can now look up the average cost of their medical care. Plus, due to the complexities of health insurance, patients have started to ask more questions, so they’ll also reach out to clinics to ask about the costs of their services.
While COVID-19 has caused many inconveniences for clinics, there’s one positive to the restructuring occurring in the healthcare industry: accessible telehealth options for clinics and patients. Consumers and patients have been advocating for this option for years, and current circumstances have resulted in an accelerated evolution. For those who are disabled, who do not have reliable transportation, or live in a rural area that does not have a nearby specialty clinic, telehealth has become a welcome change. Not to mention, your average hectic family schedule can benefit from an online appointment.
This year has been an especially difficult one for school districts as they have had to restructure many of their normal procedures, which includes IEP and Medicaid billing. Since the majority of schools went virtual towards the end of the school year, the district might be more equipped for the fall opening, or they might still be struggling to find a streamlined billing cycle. Either way, in this time of rapid healthcare changes, many of those issues begin with incorrect reporting and gaps in school software.
One of the most important aspects to successful ambulance billing: accurate and detailed identification and notes. Whether a ride is deemed emergency, non-emergency, or canceled, that documentation ensures the ambulance crew gets properly reimbursed for their services. However, there are often times when a patient is unresponsive or unable to remember their information, which can create issues in the Patient Care Report (PCR) that begins the billing process.