Your practice’s billing team likely spends a lot of time on the phone with insurance companies. In a perfect world, claims would go out and payment would come in, but it’s never that simple. If a medical claim isn’t paid within 60 days, your billing team will have to investigate why. In this article, we’re going to share some tips that our Collectors use to get accurate information from the insurance companies, quickly.
Credentialing has never been synonymous with fast. Many healthcare providers get frustrated with the long wait times (90-120 days) associated becoming an in-network group/provider. In this article, we’ll explain why the credentialing process takes so long even in the digital age, so you can better prepare for opening your practice or hiring additional providers.
Creating an exceptional experience for your patients involves convenient and efficient scheduling. Having a fine-tuned scheduling process will increase the likelihood of patients showing up for all visits, improving the profitability of your practice.
The front desk can be hectic with patients coming in and out, phones ringing, and time-sensitive tasks needed to be done. Your front desk staff is human, mistakes are unavoidable. But if you’re receiving a high number of denials due to data-entry errors, changes need to be made to eliminate delayed reimbursement. Let’s look into 3 ways your front desk can work smarter to reduce data-entry errors.
Setting goals for your employees is a great way to keep them engaged while improving the productivity of your practice. Check our recommendations for 10 different goals you can set for your front desk in 2021.
1. PTA/OTA Reimbursement Cut Takes Effect in 2022
It’s been a year since CMS implemented CO/CQ modifiers for services provided “in whole or in part” to Medicare patients by PTAs and OTAs. In 2022, CMS will be reducing reimbursements by 15% for services with CO/CQ modifiers.
Is your staff struggling to get their tasks done every day? Whether it’s because they can’t do the work or they won’t do the work, productivity is becoming a growing concern in private practices. Chances are this lack of efficiency is hurting your wallet.
Topics: Front Desk
Chatty Front Desk Has Frightening Consequences
A physical therapy practice in North Carolina failed to address issues at the front desk, leading to a slew of costly issues. Mary would routinely spend too much time engaging in small talk with patients as they came in and out of the clinic. Mary would get so wrapped up in the conversation that she would frequently forget to collect co-pays when checking-in or schedule follow-up appointments upon check-out. The few minutes of small talk would add up over the course of the day and before Mary knew it, she did not have time for her daily tasks.
Topics: Front Desk