Medical billing is a crucial part of running any healthcare practice. Providers depend on accurate and efficient billing practices in order to receive reimbursements from payers in a timely manner.
With numerous PQRS and meaningful use requirements, running an efficient practice is becoming more difficult. Staff members and healthcare professionals are required to stay up to date with PQRS, meaningful use, and a new ICD-10 code. It can be easy to become overwhelmed and frustrated with billing tasks when your top priority is giving your patients the time and attention they need.
Mental health professionals diagnose a wide range of emotional, cognitive and behavioral disorders. In addition to diagnosing these disorders, mental health professionals must also evaluate the impact and severity of the condition on the individual’s ability to care for one’s self, to conduct daily activities, and to work.
With such a wide range of responsibilities, how can mental health professionals efficiently document patient encounters while fulfilling compliance regulations?
Consider using CRM (Customer Relationship Management) Software
First used for marketing purposes, CRM has now found its way into medical practices to improve the relationship between the physician and the patient by targeting patients who may benefit from appointment reminders or new services and products offered by the practice.