Chiropractors are hands-on medical care specialists. Part of that patient care is the billing process. Chiropractor billing is as tedious as any other type of medical billing. It takes time away from the patient and consequently allows fewer patients the chiropractor may treat. Fewer patients to treat results in a loss of income that can be avoided in most cases. While income may not be the primary reason to get a chiropractic education, it helps.
Perhaps there are alternatives to the task of chiropractic billing. Outsourcing your billing may be the perfect situation for your office. With proper training and the right computer programs, you can do the billing within your office. Often this is more work than will show this as a good idea. As a chiropractor, you have made the decision not to be an insurance company. Consider outsourcing.
Keeping up with Insurance
It would be almost impossible for the front desk of the chiropractic office to keep up with the new codes and billing practices. Insurance companies have often set aside the chiropractic claims in favor of the potentially more lucrative medical offices. For this reason, there have been companies that will specialize in chiropractic billing. This is the way to get your money faster and relieve the headaches associated with chiropractic billing.
You want your front desk personnel to be cordial, cooperative, and helpful to patients. This is not necessarily the demeanor of an insurance person. By submitting your paperwork via computer to the billing company, peace will prevail. Patients will be greeted as they should and the chiropractor can see more patients and enjoy more free time to pursue activities other than work.
If you have any additional questions regarding outsourcing chiropractic billing, please contact us for assistance.