It is the end of the year, many medical offices are looking back at what went wrong and looking forward to what can be better for the new year. Healthcare is in reform. Everyone is waiting to see what changes will come about and when. That includes prior authorization/pre-certification for advanced imaging. For now, it is business as usual for the health insurance companies. In order for your patient to get that MRI, CT, PET scan or nuclear medicine study, your medical office staff will still have to obtain prior authorization/pre-certification. Is it going to be easier than last year? No. I suspect it will be more difficult in the future. And it will probably be one of the areas health insurance companies, Medicaid and Medicare will use to cut corners to contain cost. It is all about the bottom line you know! Well, what about your bottom line? Medical offices also need to be profitable. As you look at your bottom line for the past year, think about what you can do better this next year. If you could give your staff 25-50% more time to do other tasks, would that not be of benefit to you? The one-of-a-kind training program that I offer can reduce cost, staff frustration and improve patient outcomes by teaching your staff how to perform prior authorization more efficiently and confidently. By purchasing the training program before year end, you are also eligible for the tax write off.(IRS section 162, check with your tax advisor). Contact me today to get started! http://www.rosewoodconsulting.biz/
Happy New Year!