Medical practices, small and large, rely on electronic health records or EHR software to help them keep track of patient data and spot overall trends in the population they serve. For those healthcare providers working in the area of behavioral health, a behavioral health EHR application is indispensable.
Many healthcare practices across the country are still dealing with the enormous financial fallout stemming from the economic downturn beginning with the novel coronavirus. With patients staying away in droves and not all practices set up for telehealth sessions, revenue certainly went into a downturn for many. As you pick up the pieces and start to rebuild your financial security, it’s a good idea to re-evaluate the RCM services you’ve been relying on for so long.
Learn why patient engagement is a necessity and how you can master it within your practice.
The general public is becoming more familiar with the benefits of behavioral health services. With celebrities openly talking about their need to participate in therapy and prioritize their own mental health, the stigma of seeking assistance may be eroding. That’s good news for providers, who can envision more patients coming for help with their mind and not just their body. Behavioral health is particularly topical, as how the mind-body connection continues to be unraveled in new and fascinating ways. Here are 5 trends you will see at the forefront of behavioral health this year.
In the aftermath of the massive numbers of COVID-19 infections from the global coronavirus pandemic, medical practices large and small are reassessing their revenue cycle as they begin to see more patients coming back. After years of social distancing and shelter-in-place orders, you can assume that more of your patients will be entering your doors once again for appointments that they canceled or procedures and tests that they put off.
In today's market, having an internet basis is pretty standard practice in all industries. Having your patients engaged should be no different for the healthcare industry. Visibility into patient satisfaction allows your practice to stay at its highest performance ability and promote health literacy. The same type of marketing used by merchandise stores across the globe can be beneficial to your practice and can result in improved health outcomes. We discuss improved patient outcomes a bit deeper in this blog.
We live in a patient-centric, digital, outcome-based world today. Doctors not only have to provide accurate diagnoses and appropriate treatment plans, but they must focus on meeting patient expectations and overcoming negative perceptions in the medical marketplace.
Medical Billing: Claim Submission and Follow Up "Medical billing is the process of submitting and following up on claims with health insurance companies in order to receive payment for services rendered," as stated on HBMA. Without submitting clean claims on a timely basis, it doesn't matter how many patients you see or how many services you render.
2022 presents some definite concerns for radiologists regarding billing and collecting revenue, in operating more efficiently, and in complying with certain CMS initiatives.
For the most part, you would prefer that patients come to your offices for an in-person appointment. But it’s not always feasible to set up appointments on a regular basis for checking on a patient’s condition. And now that we’ve been through a once-in-a-century global pandemic, patients have more reasons to stay at home unless it’s absolutely necessary for a face-to-face encounter with your staff.