Every medical practice should be prepared for handling natural disasters and office emergencies. They should have an emergency plan to ensure survival of the practice in case of disasters like earthquakes, fire or tornadoes.
This preparation is as vital as patient care and medical billing because even if your practice is doing good, one emergency situation can affect your entire business within seconds.
Industry Facts :
|According to a survey conducted by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), approximately 30% practices don't have an emergency plan at all
|HIPAA requires practices to protect patient records in case of a disaster. If they fail to do so, it will result in penalties and fines
|Practices with an emergency plan are more likely to continue offering patient care and run business operations in a smooth manner
How can providers handle emergencies in case of natural disasters:
Practices should know how to prepare for, respond to and recover from the impact of natural disasters like earthquakes, floods, fire or tornadoes.
Preparing for office emergencies:
Practices should not ignore the possibility of an office emergency that can occur due to various factors ranging from lack of physicians and outdated equipment to inexperienced billing staff. If there is lack of staff, providers will have to divide their time between patient care, billing and administrative tasks which will affect reimbursements and quality of care.
Preparing for emergencies with MBC:
Medicalbillersandcoders.com has been offering effective billing solutions to practices across 50 states in the US. The team at MBC is well-trained and experienced in handling all aspects of the revenue cycle with the help of latest technology. By outsourcing billing needs to MBC, practices can focus more on patient care and prepare for emergencies.