Wilmington, 16th August, 2011
Family practice, inevitably the most prominent healthcare specialty, is growing at a substantial rate in the US along with increase in the number of patients, with Texas, Florida and California amongst the top five states when it comes to Family practice physicians in the US. MBC, with a huge repertoire of billing and coding professionals’ profiles under its belt in Dallas, expects to fulfill the increasing demand for administrative support in the primary care clinics and hospitals in Dallas, and neighboring cities of Plano, McKinney, Fort Worth, Irving and Mesquite.
MBC, the largest consortium of medical billers and coders
in the US, has established a professional network with hundreds of billers and coders well-versed in primary healthcare; in Dallas, Texas itself we have a cumulative of 55 billers and coders specializing in Primary Care and Internal Medicine billing.
A close second in Primary Care billing professionals to Dallas is Jacksonville, Florida with its booming healthcare and a physician count of 257 per 100,000 people compared to the US average of 221. This strong physician presence also requires the support of medical billers and coders. Not surprisingly, San Jose, California, with its flourishing Primary care facilities follows next in the hierarchy of the maximum number of billing and coding professionals in Medicalbillersandcoders.com
. Our constant endeavor in this exercise is to extend support to primary healthcare providers to cope with the constant flux and pressures of this specialty.
Being the first point of contact for patients with very diverse medical needs, primary healthcare is a challenging specialty requiring a comprehensive skill-set for consistent and optimum patient care. Even the amount of administrative work involved in supporting this specialty is highly exhaustive.
Along with these responsibilities, primary healthcare physicians also have to ensure compliance of the recent healthcare regulations such as HIPAA 5010, ICD10, PQRI
(Physician Quality Reporting Initiative), CPOE (Computerized Physician Order Entry), HIE (Health Information Exchange) along with the latest EMR updates.
With the enhanced incorporation of EHR, PQRS, and ePrescribing and coming up of ACOs in the healthcare scenario, the patient volume of primary healthcare physician is going to increase manifold.
Another pertinent fact is that Texas tops the chart in terms of carrying the maximum uninsured population at 26% closely followed by Florida and California in the top five. This is another indicator that with the implementation of the latest health reform projections and the incorporation of the major chunk of hitherto uninsured population in the category of insured patients, the number of primary care patients is going to swell considerably in Dallas. This situation will further escalate the administrative pressures faced by the primary care physicians.
Primary healthcare providers are likely to have a tough time complying with these factors above and beyond the scope of their core competencies, in terms of time, effort as well as resources. Even those who take recourse to in-house staff to meet these requirements will have to spend inordinate amounts of money and effort on technology, equipment, and training of their staff.
MBC, with its large network of AAPC-certified, highly experienced primary care billers and coders with a track record of error-free and denial-free billing and coding services, can provide impeccable support to these physicians. Well-versed with the latest billing software
as well as healthcare IT applications, and familiar with the nuances and implications of the latest changes in billing, coding, and healthcare reforms and regulation compliances they can save you precious dollars by optimizing your revenue management.
As with most other physician specialties, the reimbursement rates of primary care physicians are already adversely impacted by virtue of living in a big city such as Dallas, Jacksonville and San Jose due to factors like professional competition, lower reimbursement rates, and expensive office space and malpractice insurance. With the cost of healthcare skyrocketing, it makes good business sense to enroll specialized support to scrutinize the various stages of your revenue cycle to identify the root causes of revenue leakages and efficiencies in order to provide pro-active solutions for healthy revenue generation.
Prerna Gupta, Media Relations
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