Here are few expert predictions that will be affecting the US healthcare industry in 2015.
According to FierceHealthIT, market for remote patient monitoring will be reaching $295 million by 2015. With growing reliance on electronic devices to track different aspects of their lives, patients will start taking advantage of the telemedicine technology in the coming year.
This technology will prove effective in disease management as doctors will be able to check on a patient’s condition remotely. It will help them save time and effort. Remote patient monitoring will enable doctors to keep a tab on a patient’s disease and offer quick care.
Industry experts feel that in the coming years, patients will not only use healthcare and telemedicine apps for mobile devices but also opt for diagnostic and predictive capabilities that are afforded by personal DNA analysis. Since technology will play an important role in engaging patients, physicians and nurses will have to make extra efforts to stay connected with patients.
The physician-patient ratio needs to improve in the US. Due to the shortage of PCPs, medical organizations will have to take necessary steps to improve their efficiency. For instance, paper-based systems will have to be replaced with digital systems.
Practices Outsourcing Billing Requirements
2015 will bring opportunities as well as challenges for the healthcare industry in the US. To sail through reimbursement challenges, many practices are outsourcing their billing needs to companies like MedicalBillersandCoders.com. MBC has a team of certified coders and billers who are well-trained in handling coding and billing complexities of 42 medical specialties. The company has been serving medium as well as large practices across all the states in the US.
MBC makes use of the latest technology for billing and coding tasks. The team is constantly updated and trained on the latest industry changes to serve healthcare providers efficiently.