Pediatricians are up to date on using many technologically advanced tools to ensure that patients are receiving the best practice that they could possible get. Items like scales, sphygmomanometers and more are often employed on a well check . However, in a recent study the Seattle Children’s Hospital has found that many pediatricians are seriously lacking when it comes to effective computer and IT systems.
In fact, the most recent findings conducted in November of 2012 only 3 percent of pediatricians were using a system that was functional and pediatric supportive. This is the lowest rate of all of the medical specialists. Compare the 3% rate to the self respited rate of 41% by other medical services and you can see that many pediatricians need to adopt the EHR use. According to Michael Leu, MD of the study “Even if the pediatricians are adopting the systems that they’re adopting don’t have the features that would really make the practice easier.”
The study also found:
3% of Pediatricians use EHR
19% use a basic system
6% only use a fully functional EHR
The largest factor for pediatricians was the financial barrier, but with Medcare MSO’s easily applied systems the cost is significantly lower.
The answer is easy Medcare MSO offers pediatricians what they need to ensure that they are using the most effect EHR systems. Staff at Medcare MSO are highly trained and consistently ready to answer questions.
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If there is one issue that frustrates physicians about their practice, it is delivering medical services and not being paid for it. If there are issues with software, billing and coding or accounts receivable follow up, money will leak out of the system, often not to be recovered. Once your account receivables have reached 120 days, your chances of recovery have dwindled to near zero. If your medical billing operation is properly organized and the team dealing with it is knowledgeable and proactive, this situation should never occur.
On site billing personnel are being asked to address complex issues presented by private and public insurance companies. The rules are changing all of the time and the payers don’t always make it easy to sift through the requirements. With the new EMR and EHR requirements on the horizon, medical service organizations must adapt or face financial hardship. When talking to doctors about the state of their medical billing operation, I am usually greeted with many complaints that are directed towards the barriers posed by the insurance companies. Most MDs have no training in this area, and their office staff doesn’t have the support to help them solve these problems. Unfortunately, this side of the business usually decides the financial success and potential growth of the practice. Usually the only solution is to outsource the medical billing to address the issue.
If you decide to pursue this option, how do you go about making an informed medical billing decision?
First of all get some insight into how the outsourcing group analyzes your accounts receivable for problems. You should be able to provide some examples of claims for analysis and see if the solutions that are offered make sense. The consulting group should be able to spot issues with eligibility, problems with coding, or data entry, timely filing issues, lack of documentation etc.. Take a look at the capability of the prospective firm to work with your systems and medical billing software, as well as the tools they can bring to address your problem areas.
It makes sense to let an outside agency conduct an analysis and explain the findings. Their recommendations should provide a step by step plan that provides clarity and a clear path to resolution. Their system should be able to easily track all past and pending billing activities and provide an up to date report of the status of your accounts receivable. They should have a good grasp of all of insurance groups and their policies. Most problems with claims are solved with up to date information about the payers and their requirements.
Medical Billing Services with Medcare MSO Are A Solution
Medcare MSO prides itself on providing analysis for practices and focusing on problem solving. Our success is dependent upon our ability to unravel any bottleneck holding back your funding. Look to a service provider that will be an effective partner in your business. It is too important to your success not to.
Currently there are twenty three states that have declared they will not be setting up their own health insurance exchange to help people and small businesses find coverage. They want to send the task instead to the federal government and walk away, delegating any responsibility to the federal agencies.
As a medical billing and coding service we are going to see many changes in the way your patients health care covers your services. We offer you a solution for dealing with the confusion that change can bring. Medical practices are challenging enough without having the added frustration of dealing with these issues. Our medical billing software and customer service team is here to take over this responsibility.
The Affordable Care Act allows health insurance to serve as online marketplaces that allow you to choose insurance plans. The government then provides tax-credits to help any premium issues for those with incomes that are just above the Medicaid program levels. These exchanges need to be completed by October 1, so that coverage can begin for people on Jan 1. 2014.
Only 17 states are currently going to set up their own exchanges. Seven want to collaborate with the federal government and another few refuse to take any action at all. The states are moving toward a more harmonious relationship that leave physicians on the other end of the spectrum. What can you expect from these new insurance plans? Rest assured that our staff can help you address this.
The Affordable Care Act gives the department of Health and Human Services the job of determining the health benefits that must be provided on each unique plan. Also, it is held up as the proper way to protect consumers from insurance complications. Some states are willing to go with the flow, while others are unwelcome to the changes. But, the fact remains that there are changes and they need to be understood. This means more training, and more consistent work. Having your team ready with Medicare MSO’s team of experts is the only way to get your medical billing and coding headed in the right direction.