In this day and age, technology is the driving force for the medical field. Jobs are created and made obsolete with the advent of technological advances. What was hard fifty years ago is made easy, and vice versa. Unfortunately, with regard to fields pertaining to data management, jobs are made simultaneously easier and harder. While it is now possible to process the immense amounts of data needed, there’s also a lot more to contend with as well.
Medical billing is no exception to that rule. The sheer volume of medical information pertinent to even one patient mandates the hyper-efficiency only trained technicians can deliver. When you factor in any changes in legal matters concerning healthcare, and how even one unheard of or misunderstood law can lead to a severe HIPAA or other violation. Only a professionally trained medical biller can be trusted to handle such sensitive matters.
An improperly handled billing can have serious consequences. Even something as detrimental as a delay in a patient’s insurance being dispensed can take a severe toll on both patient and healthcare provisioner. A patient’s well being depends on their access to affordable healthcare, and if something goes wrong with the way in which their services are coded, their insurance could reject the claim outright. For many, no insurance means no healthcare. And that means that your healthcare clinic doesn’t get the funds needed to keep it running smoothly. It’s a terrible cycle that only gets worse the longer medical billing goes unprofessionally handled.
Insurance claims being rejected isn’t the worst of it, though. In the worst cases, a healthcare provisioner may be suspected of medical malpractice. Double billing, in particular, is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Double billing occurs when a patient is billed twice for the same service. It’s an easy enough mistake to make, but one that could have devastating effects for you or your patient(s). If a severe enough mistake occurs, a health clinic could even be audited by the IRS and lose governmental funding. Your practice could even be shut down if a bad enough mistake leads them to condemn your practice as medical malpractice.
With all the perils associated with medical billing and its various complexities, it’s a no-brainer that a professional billing service, like APTUS medical billing, should be placed at the helm of your billing needs. The exchange of money for goods and services is what keeps the world running; it needs to be made efficient as possible, or else you might find that you might not be able to run your clinic any longer. Fortunately, professional billing services allow for you to sleep easy, knowing that everything will be handled efficiently and up to code. How could you afford not to subscribe to a medical billing service?