Billing systems and services

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

BEYOND THE BASICS

Billing “plus”: Any existing billing system that does nothing more than billing should be replaced. As the need for data collection, patient tracking and advanced functionality continues to grow in home medical equipment, providers need a multi-purpose system that can manage various business processes.

IT SAVES $$$

Generating efficiencies: Along with allowing HME providers to maintain compliance, new generation billing systems facilitate cost-effective workflow. With the options of scanning documents, online eligibility verification and e-prescribing, fully automated billing systems help companies operate with fewer employees and lower overhead in spite of reimbursement cuts.

FOLLOW THROUGH

Make a change: Software vendors say HME managers need to take charge of a new billing system installation and institute the changes it requires throughout the organization. Without proper implementation and full cooperation from staff members, new technology cannot be effective.