The diagnosis of mental health issues is constantly changing and experiencing a major uptick in recorded diagnoses. One might be tempted to think that mental health issues are on the rise—and they are in some categories, but overall more people are embracing the idea of mental illness being much like any other ailment of the body. This destigmatizing of mental health has seen to it that mental health clinics are busier than ever. This leads us to the first point of our 3 benefits for outsourcing mental health billing.
Outsourced Mental Health Billing Saves Time
You know the old saying, “haste makes waste”, it’s especially true when it comes to doing paperwork. All the time you spend filling out forms and handling administrative work are essentially wasted when slight mistakes cause the claims to be denied or require correction. If you know anything about administrative work—especially paperwork involving insurance claims, any delay or resubmission can cost weeks of time in back and forth. All the while, the clinic is not being paid for the service that was covered by the patient’s insurance.
Letting Professionals Handle it Reduces Mistakes
Medical professionals lead busy lives, and as a result, clinics can be hectic places with many patients coming in and out with much to do and keep track of. It can be frustrating to deal with interruptions that keep popping up while you attempt to focus on the mundane details of paperwork. These constant disruptions can also lead to mistakes in billing. Remote mental health billing professionals won’t have this issue, their main job is to focus on doing remote medical billing and administrative/customer service work for your office if you require that as well.
Remote Mental Health Billing Saves Time
Mental health diagnoses are changing every year, it’s not concrete enough to simply state that a patient has depression or anxiety, a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist is always trying to nail down the specifics of someone’s particular mental health issues. This need for specificity is translated into the mental health billing codes, which also ask for more than just a standard diagnosis. There are several codes that signify subtypes of a major overarching term like depression or anxiety.
Because outsourcing this work to remote mental health billing professionals saves a great deal of time, it allows the staff of an office to focus more on the clients—as well as allows more clients to be interacted with. Removing the stress and worry about handling this important paperwork so the office can receive payment for services tendered will go a long way in letting clinicians focus all of their energy on treating patients and accurately diagnosing them so that the proper codes can be used.
Outsourced Mental Health Billing Professionals
The Psych Biller can provide your office with the professional remote mental health billing it needs! We’ve had years of experience billing for mental health and medical professionals as well as small businesses. Our highly trained staff are dependable, discreet, and most importantly diligent in their work.
To start saving money today, call The Psych Biller at (800)-955-3461!