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How Can I Grow and Scale the Medical Coding, Billing, and Claims Processing for my Home Health Company?

Posted by Infinit-O on Jun 26, 2018 3:49:00 PM

Topics: Outsourcing, Healthcare

Can I Outsource the Medical Coding, Billing, and Claims Processing for my Home Health Company? | Infinit-O

There are a number of new technologies and modern business processes that can help your Home Health Company grow and scale while keeping costs down and improving your business processes’ efficiency and effectiveness.

The elements of medical coding, billing, and processing can have a significant impact on the viability of your home health company. Because of this, it is important to have a dedicated team that handles these processes. One way to develop a team for these tasks is through outsourcing. It has been used to great benefit by most modern companies, and it is now more accessible than ever to most industries and organizations of any sizes. The key to successfully building a remote team is to find an outsourcing company with an established history of completing the tasks with accuracy, speed, and compliance.

Accuracy

Accuracy is a non-negotiable in the world of medical claims processing. Inaccuracy can put the protected information of patients at risk. It can also cause you, as the home health company, to miss out on payments or receive them later than expected. Working with an outsourcing company that specializes in medical coding, billing, and processing is one way to insure the team you choose understands the importance of accuracy.

Speed

When it comes to getting paid for services rendered in the medical field, ‘speed’ is not the first word that comes to mind. There are many hoops to jump through if you want to get paid from an insurance company. The lengthy process of getting paid makes the speed at which claims are submitted very important. The sooner an accurate claim gets in front of the right people at the insurance company-or other payer source-the sooner you will get paid. An outsourcing company with experience in medical coding, billing, and claims processing will be able to work quickly so you can get paid.

Compliance

Compliance with the regulations set forth by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) is a non-negotiable in the medical world. The company you choose to help with claims processing must understand the importance of compliance. This is where experience and specialized training really make a difference. You can find an outsourcing company that recognizes the significance of complying with HIPPA and other regulations. Ask about their training and continuing education around the topic of compliance.

You can safely outsource your medical coding, billing, and claims processing when you choose an agency with staff trained in these areas. The key is to ask about the areas that are the most important to the success of your home health company. Does the outsourcing company have a history of accurately dealing with medical bills and claims? Do they have the resources to handle your claims quickly to minimize turnaround time? And, most importantly, does the outsourcing company you are considering understand the importance of staying in compliance with HIPPA and other regulations? If you can answer yes to each of these questions then you have found an outsourcing company that can handle these important aspects of your business.

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