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AdvancedMD is a unified suite of software solutions designed for mental health, physical therapy and medical healthcare organizations and independent physician practices. Features include practice management, electronic health records,... Read more
Recent recommendations: 335 recommendations
DrChrono’s iPad and iPhone compatible EHR and medical billing platform allows medical practices and healthcare providers to manage patient intake, patient care, clinical charting, billing and revenue cycle management. It includes... Read more
Recent recommendations: 298 recommendations
RXNT is an integrated, cloud-based healthcare software provider, offering an Electronic Health Records (EHR) solution that optimizes patient care and streamlines workflows for practices of all specialties and sizes. Providers can... Read more
Recent recommendations: 283 recommendations
athenahealth recently named 2020 Best in KLAS: Small Practice Ambulatory EMR/PM, athenaClinicals, for 10 or fewer physicians, and Ambulatory RCM Services, athenaCollector, is providing cloud-based services for electronic health records... Read more
Recent recommendations: 262 recommendations
Kareo is a web-based medical billing and practice management solution used by medical practitioners and physicians across the United States. The system suits small practices and billing companies. With Kareo, practices can schedule... Read more
Recent recommendations: 227 recommendations
Kareo is a Web-based EHR, medical billing, and practice management used by thousands of physicians across the United States. This system suits small practices and billing companies. With Kareo, practices can schedule patients, confirm... Read more
Recent recommendations: 140 recommendations
PrognoCIS EHR and PrognoCIS Telemedicine have earned a reputation for fast, flexible individual provider workflow. The software package offers a full suite of highly desirable features and functions. PrognoCIS provides a cloud-based... Read more
Recent recommendations: 92 recommendations
Compulink Healthcare Solutions is an integrated hybrid medical solution that provides medical service providers functionalities such as electronic health records (EHR), practice management, revenue cycle management, inventory management,... Read more
Recent recommendations: 62 recommendations
Valant’s EHR for behavioral health offers tools for providers to streamline documentation, increase efficiency, and enhance the productivity of their practice or agency. The fully integrated suite includes secure patient records,... Read more
Recent recommendations: 61 recommendations
NextGen Healthcare offers NextGen Office—a cloud-based EHR – specifically designed for private practices. NextGen Office is a fully integrated practice management solution that includes specialty-specific content, a claims clearinghouse,... Read more
Recent recommendations: 44 recommendations
CareCloud Charts is an integrated electronic health recording (EHR) solution offering collective benefits of EMR, practice management and medical billing services. The solution helps physicians to streamline clinical operations and... Read more
Recent recommendations: 36 recommendations
WebPT is a cloud-based, multi-product platform for outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy clinics. At its core, WebPT is an electronic medical records (EMR) system that enables therapists to produce and store patient... Read more
Recent recommendations: 28 recommendations
ChartLogic offers an ambulatory EHR suite that includes electronic medical record, practice management, revenue cycle management, e-prescribing and patient portal. The solution caters to primary care, surgical care and other complex... Read more
Recent recommendations: 28 recommendations
patientNOW is a hybrid integrated Practice Management (PM) and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) solution for aesthetic medical practices like plastic surgery, medical spas and cosmetic dermatology. The solution can be deployed either... Read more
Recent recommendations: 25 recommendations
Aprima EHR is designed to take advantage of mobile hardware including the Aprima Mobile smartphone app for tablets, touchscreens and smartphone devices. Aprima is suitable for physicians in primary care and more than 70 specialties... Read more
Recent recommendations: 23 recommendations
ChARM Health is a MU certified, cloud-based EHR, Practice Management and Medical Billing solution that helps healthcare organizations ranging from large multi-specialty groups to small independent medical offices function efficiently.... Read more
Recent recommendations: 21 recommendations
ChiroTouch is an electronic health records (EHR) and practice management system designed specifically for small to midsize chiropractic practices. It combines electronic health records, billing, patient scheduling, outcomes assessments... Read more
Recent recommendations: 19 recommendations
Office Practicum by Connexin Software was built by physicians to provide an integrated electronic health record (EHR) and practice management solution. The system offers appointment scheduling, clinical documentation management, comprehensive... Read more
Recent recommendations: 19 recommendations
For more than 20 years, Nextech has provided a full-featured EMR and Practice Management solution within a single database. This system is a fit for dermatologists, plastic surgeons, ophthalmologists, and physicians, and is used by... Read more
Recent recommendations: 17 recommendations
Euclid is a medical management solution that helps hospitals and healthcare providers streamline various clinical operations such as claims processing, scheduling, billing and more. With its administrative dashboard, professionals... Read more
Recent recommendations: 16 recommendations
While patient care remains a top priority for all medical practices, they are still businesses that need to create profit in order to survive and compete. Being such, high efficiency of billing processes is imperative for medical practices.
Medical billing comprises complex processes involving multiple variables at various levels. These variables could be in the form of manual errors during coding, claims denials from insurers, delays in claims processing at insurer’s end etc. Consequently, this crucial operation can end up consuming resources to the extent that it impacts the top priority of any medical practice.
Fortunately, there are business organizations that take up the responsibility of handling all billing-related processes so medical practices can dedicate solely to patient care.
This Buyers Guide discusses such organizations, known as medical billing service providers, and elaborates on the basic things to know before hiring one.
Here’s what we’ll cover:
What are medical billing services?
Medical billing services (or medical billing service providers) are organizations that take care of billing-related processes on behalf of medical practices. These HIPAA-approved services also take over a practice’s claims management, including submission of claims to clearing houses and following up on denied or rejected claims.
Common offerings of medical billing services
The first step toward selecting the right medical billing service provider is to understand their typical offerings. According to our research, the following are the common aspects you should be aware of:
|Claims management||Capture, organize, bill, and file medical claims related to patients’ diagnosis, treatment, and medication.|
|ICD-10 compliance||Manage the intricacies of ICD-10 cataloging and maintain proper coding compliance.|
|Payment processing||Securely and reliably accept payments via different modes, including online and cards.|
|Patient visit documentation||Capture patient details during visits and document subsequent procedures such as diagnoses and prescribed treatment.|
|Insurance verification||Gather patient insurance information and verify eligibility.|
What type of client are you?
The next step is to understand the types of medical practices that seek out billing services. This knowledge will help you select billing services based on your practice requirements.
Here are the key benefits of medical billing services:
- Integrated EHR software users: Several EHR vendors bundle billing services with their software tools. Using services from your EHR software vendor allows you to consolidate EHR functions (such as patient charting, scheduling, e-prescribing, and patient portals) with billing processes at a central point.
- Standalone medical billing clients: Some medical practices have complex billing and compliance needs, such as multi-jurisdictional claims management, and they are typically fine with keeping their EHR and billing processes separate. Such buyers can go for standalone billing services from specialized providers.
Benefits of medical billing services
Here are some important points to consider before you finalize a medical billing service provider:
- Specialized billing expertise: Medical billing service providers maintain specialized staff to handle billing processes specifically. Their staff undergo regular training and assessment to remain updated on new billing rules and compliances. This helps ensure billing processes with minimal errors and high claims approval rate.
- Enhanced patient care: The service provider will free up resources by absorbing your workload, thus allowing you to focus on delivering better patient care.
Even though you might be hurrying to meet GDPR requirements, it is important to consider some of the below parameters when buying GDPR software.
- Data ownership: Patient data is highly sensitive and protected by strict regulatory policies. Transferring billing responsibilities also means sharing the responsibility of patient data ownership. Inquire with vendors about data security measures at their end to ensure maximum possible protection of your patient data. Additionally, learn about their data storage and transfer conditions to ensure hasslefree operations in the event you decide to change the service provider at a later stage.
- Service level agreements: Despite a provider promising high-quality services, there could be unexpected challenges that hamper your billing operations. Reviewing and negotiating service level agreements will help ensure that your practice is protected against the impact of such challenges.