Denial Management Services is a critical element of RCM because they manage a healthy cash flow. But dealing with this can be time consuming and putting this responsibility to your medical team can take away their attention and focus on delivering excellent patient care.
A typical US hospital experiences a 9-11% (2020) denial rate but best practice recommendation should be at 4% or less. If a healthcare organization doesn’t have a solid denial management system in place, this could lead to revenue and overall operational loss. This makes denial management service one of the 3 stages of Revenue Cycle Management.
There is a higher demand for healthcare services, especially denial management experts with the latest coding standards as they are released and updated licenses and certifications. Which makes the hiring pool limited and the cost per hire more expensive.
The influx of new patients and changing medical standards over the years has led to lower productivity among RCM professionals. Unproductive teams in your medical practice will have errors on patients’ records and backed up billing cycles, among other things.
Healthcare is constantly changing. There are consistent updates of medical codes that set changes in insurance payment rules. The highly specialized nature of the denial management field means that your team needs to stay up-to-date on all these changes in order to function at all in business.
This requires new certifications every so often, which is usually very expensive and time-consuming. Such certifications include:
Training and providing certifications for in-house teams mean more capital investment and expenses than revenue.
Revenue loss from claim denials come from many reasons. Without well-managed denial management systems in place insurance claims may be either not processed within the required turnaround time or when insurance companies refuse to process the payment due unfollowed policy regulations from healthcare service or errors (either coding and billing). These denials can be classified as:
These denials if not corrected will eventually result in revenue loss and will affect the overall financial health of your company.
The right outsourcing partner will build you a dedicated team of highly-experienced healthcare professionals who can deliver quality results. Building great, high-performing teams usually has 2 components:
These traits are your assurance that they can effectively build a team of highly-experienced professionals who can deliver quality results making your business rise to the top of your competitors and assist in achieving operational stability and excellence.
All companies want to save money and stay within budget. They can help you cut not only salary cost but also operational cost by covering training, license and certifications of your outsourced teams which are usually very expensive and time-consuming.
Outsourcing is the perfect affordable solution because:
This Cost Savings Calculator can provide a projected overview of potential savings.
Lastly, outsourcing especially with the right partner will provide holistic support and assistance in your daily operations and help you achieve your business goals. They will keep the denials in check ensuring a healthy revenue cycle. As a result, established collaborative and loyal partnerships will be made while continually they provide you operational excellence in denial management services.
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|Job Title||Cost per In-house FTE ($ rate)||Cost per Infinit-O FTE|
|% Savings per Month|
|Medical Biller||$ 4,626.69||$ 1,600.00||65%|
|Claims Specialist||$ 4,480.26||$ 1,700.00||64%|
|Medical Coder||$ 5,277.18||$ 2,400.00||55%|
|Job Title||No. of team members||Estimated Annual Cost Savings|
|Medical Biller||1||$ 36,320.26|
|Claims Specialist||1||$ 33,583.10|
|Medical Coder||1||$ 34,526.21|
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