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Medical Billing Mistakes: Common Points of Failure and Helpful Solutions

Patrick Dougherty

According to Medical Economics, 80% of medical bills contain mistakes, and plenty of coding mistakes happen, despite the increased use of automation in billing and coding today. Billions of dollars are lost each year due to medical billing mistakes, and mistakes result in a loss of reimbursement, which means your practice is losing revenue. Unfortunately, it’s smaller facilities and practices where little mistakes are often overlooked, which results in underpaid or unpaid claims, damaging their overall financial picture. 

One of the best things your practice can do to deal with costly medical billing mistakes is to look at the most common points of failure and find solutions that help prevent mistakes in the future.  Here’s a look at some of the most common points of failure for billing and coding, as well as some actions that can be taken to solve these problems.

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Training Matters When It Comes to Reducing Medical Billing Errors

Patrick Dougherty

Any medical practice that is serious about its improving their profitability starts with its data stream first. Practices lose out on millions of dollars every year because of avoidable medical billing errors. Switching over to an automated system for data input, re-evaluating office regulations to be in compliance with the latest standards, and double checking all outgoing documentation is a good start. However, more due diligence costs money and time. It is better to hit the problem at its source - during employee training.

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Are Medical Billing Errors Reaching a New High?

Patrick Dougherty

It's not surprising that medical billing errors happen sometimes; after all, practices prepare and submit thousands of claims every year and human error is bound to be a factor. But just how bad is the problem for consumers? 

It depends on who you ask. According to a study by the American Medical Association, the error rate is just over 7 percent, 7.1 percent to be exact. While that's still pretty high, especially if you are on the receiving end of a billing error, it doesn't sound too terrible, right? 

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Most Common Medical Billing and Coding Errors

Harold Gibson

In light of their heavy workloads, even the most contentious of medical administrators can easily make a mistake when processing a billing claim. This makes it all the more important to find a professional billing services company that excels in the unique intricacies of medical collections and full revenue cycle practice management.

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A place for physicians and other healthcare stakeholders to share and discover information about everything related to running efficient medical practices.

Established in 2002 by a group of physicians, we are a national provider of medical billing services to group practices, clinics, and individual physicians. We also specialize in provider credentialing, payer contract reviews, and medical coding for a wide range of clients - from solo practitioners to multi-site, multi-specialty practices.

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