A Case for Medical Billing Automation for Therapist Practices

In the medical world, there's a lot going on behind-the-scenes that you don't see. Medical billing automation is one of these processes where charge entries and claim scrubbing are done automatically every day or week depending upon how often your office submits claims for payment from insurance companies - all with little human intervention!


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Keeping up with the ever-changing laws and codes of medical billing can be challenging. But it doesn't have to slow down your practice! Automating these tasks will save you time, so that's what we've done for our clients - helping them regain control over their practice by taking some pressure off the many daily duties. Here are a few benefits to automating your medical billing process.


1. Increase in your Net Collection Rate

Automation is the key to increasing your net collection rate. The quick turnaround time of claims being filed and collected, along with following up on patients who have not made payments means you will be getting more money in return for less work!


2. Reduction of Claim Denials

One of the key benefits of automating your medical billing process is the reduction of claim denials. By automating key tasks such as claim submission, billing follow-up, and collections, you can help to ensure that your practice is getting paid in a timely manner. In addition, automated medical billing systems can help to identify errors and inaccuracies in claims before they are submitted, which can lead to fewer denials. As a result, automating your medical billing process can help to reduce claim denials and improve your practice's bottom line.


3. Medical Coding Accuracy

One of the many benefits of automating your medical billing process is medical coding accuracy. In the old days of paper records, it was not uncommon for human coders to make mistakes when transcribing information from one format to another. This lead to billing errors and delays in payments. With an automated system, there is no need for manual data entry; all of the information is automatically transferred from the patient's chart into the medical billing software. This eliminates the potential for human error and ensures that your claims are always accurate.


4. Automation of Payment Posting

When you automate your medical billing process, one of the significant benefits is the automation of payment posting. When payments come in from insurance companies or patients, they can be automatically posted to the patient's account. This means that you don't have to do it manually, which can save a lot of time. Payment posting can also be done automatically for payments made online or over the phone. This can help to keep your accounts receivable up to date and reduce the risk of errors. In addition, automating payment posting can help to improve your cash flow by providing quick and accurate payments.


When it comes to automating your medical billing process, there are many impressive potential benefits that make a strong case for doing so. From increasing your net collection rate to reducing claim denials and improving coding accuracy, automation can save you time and money while also providing peace of mind.


If you're looking to automate your medical billing process, we can help. Our team of experts will work with you to find the right solution for your needs and ensure a smooth transition to this new way of doing things.


Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you take advantage of medical billing automation in your practice.

If you have any questions about the automated medical billing process or would like help getting started, contact the billing department today. Our team of experts can help you understand the requirements and implement the policies and procedures you need to stay compliant.