"Efficient billing and collections processes are critical components of a successful and profitable medical practice. Yet most practices leave between 5 percent and 30 percent of their reimbursement on the table because they lack proper processes, staffing, training or technology. Industry experts say the first 80 percent of payments are relatively easy to collect. It's the next 20 percent that are harder to obtain and more expensive to collect. Follow these recommendations and regain control of your billing operations..."
2. Medical codingCertified professional coders should handle coding to ensure that it's proper, the first time. Missed or improper codes can equate to thousands of un-billed dollars and expose you to potential liability and compliance issues. Auditing consultants or firms hired annually can help ensure accurate and complete claims and coding functions.
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