The pandemic has changed the way urgent care practices and offices are treating and caring for their patients. It is a more digitized and online post-pandemic world where telehealth and telemedicine have become the new-normal. Urgent care billing services in Florida are also gearing up to meet the challenges.
In the times of COVID-19 and now the Omicron threat, this new form of urgent care healthcare does provide a kind of safety net. Patients and their families can now safely consult medical practitioners easily from their homes and maintain social distancing.
Challenges That Lie Ahead
But along with this safety advantage the threat of labor shortage is also looming. Due to a lot of processes now being digitized, operational costs of urgent care centers have gone up. There is also the threat of revenue loss and scarcity of staff is adding to the woes. With almost everything being done digitally, cybersecurity issues have also been on the rise.
The nationwide labor shortage has led to many urgent care practices raising the labor wage that is further adding to their operational costs. Though the shrinking workforce may be a temporary phase, there is no knowing when exactly things will be back to “normal”.
Several urgent care centers are finding it difficult to meet their patient care demands due to shortage of skilled resources. The billing process too is not working efficiently due to insufficient staff. This has affected the revenue cycle and it seems more long-term difficulties will follow if the labor shortage is not addressed immediately.
But not all is lost. There are ways you can efficiently operate your urgent care medical billing process without going into losses. One of the most effective and profitable ways to manage urgent care billing despite the labor shortage is outsourcing your billing work to experts.
Benefits of Outsourcing
When you outsource you are able to enhance employee productivity. This becomes really beneficial in the present COVID times when the labor shortage is forcing your resources to work extra and be involved in work that may not be directly related to their job responsibilities. By outsourcing your billing work you will free these skilled resources who will then be able to work more towards caring for patients and resolving their health issues.
Also, outsourcing your billing process to an urgent care medical billing company is a cost-effective option. Outsourcing is less expensive than having to operate an in-house billing team. When you hire the services of an outsourcing facility, your billing expenses are reduced because you longer have to hire employees to handle your medical billing and insurance work. You also save your urgent care center from paying salaries to your billing staff, investing in technology, and providing employee benefits.
Urgent care medical billing companies that provide services to urgent care centers are experts at what they do. They not only provide consistent results but also deliver error-free work. This helps to keep your revenue cycle healthy because claims denials reduce and there are less errors in patient and insurance records.
The GMB Advantage
At GMB we not only understand how challenging it has been in the past year or so since the pandemic struck, but we are also familiar with the difficulties urgent care medical centers are going through, especially in Florida. To help you in these difficult times we present solutions that allow you to focus on operating your facility efficiently without the worries about slow payment and delayed claims.
You and us, together can become trusted partners in urgent care medical billing in Miami, Florida. To know how, you can call 786-725-2120; 655-469-1422 and talk to a GMB Florida urgent care medical billing service specialist, today.
Gables Medical Billing has adapted to the ever-changing medical billing environment, modifying and adding to its services to proactively meet the needs of its clients.