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In-House Vs Outsourced Medical Billing - Which Is Better

This article will help you decide whether you should go for medical billing outsourcing or in-house medical billing. You have to find a reliable medical billing company.

Author: Outsource Strategies International
Date: Nov 10, 2012 - 3:04:41 AM

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Your office telephones are ringing endlessly. Those are patients calling with a hundred billing questions. Your staffs are swamped with myriad other functions that need immediate attention. Often, they let the phones ring leaving irate patients at the other end. You wish you could find a feasible solution to address this predicament. You know you could consider medical billing outsourcing but you have reservations regarding that. The best thing you can do is consider the plus points of outsourcing medical billing with an unbiased mind and decide whether you should go for it.

Maintain Your Medical Records and Streamline Medical Billing

With increasing scrutiny by the government regarding matters related to healthcare, it has become imperative for medics to ensure good quality services while maintaining all medical records and related paperwork. Maintaining in-house staff for medical billing and related jobs can prove to be very expensive and add to the stress of medical professionals. You’ll find money just flowing out through the channels of employee salaries, employee benefits, and technology systems. You also have to deal with training staff, software upgrades and occasional technical issues. Medical billing outsourcing is a practical option to consider because it’ll lighten your workload and save money.

Healthcare practices can become more efficient and highly competitive with the help of reliable medical billing companies. No matter what the size of your healthcare facility is - large or small, you can benefit a lot by utilizing medical billing service. Outsourcing gives you easy access to specialized medical billing services at cost-effective rate. You get to improve income from your practice, and enhance the flexibility of your organization.

In addition, you don’t have to worry about the billing software and hardware including support services, as all these are provided by the medical billing company. There is no need of spending money on training costs, staff salaries, health insurance and other employee benefits such as payroll taxes, medical office space, health insurance, paid vacation time and many more. Less office space is required and operating costs can be reduced significantly.

A Quick Look at the Other Benefits

•Reduced operating cost
•Highest level of data accuracy
•Allows you to concentrate on core business activities without sacrificing quality of service in the back-office
•24/7 customer support
•Improved efficiency
•Enables you to have better control of your business
•Can help you to develop your internal staff
•Provides learning opportunities for your company
•Improved cash flow and better collections

Choosing a Medical Billing Outsourcing Company

One of the major disadvantages of outsourcing is the possibility of hidden fees. Make sure that there are no hidden fees involved when choosing a medical billing and coding company. While outsourcing, an interface with another organization is set up, and there is a possibility of leakage of sensitive information. But there is no need to worry about this if you team up with professional medical billing companies that implement various security measures to prevent any kind of data leakage.

Outsource Strategies International (OSI) is one of the leading medical billing companies in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area. Our cutting edge HIPAA-compliant technologies, web based software, trained staff and strict quality control processes ensure timely and efficient medical billing service

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