Clinicians are able to determine a client's covered services or if there are caps and limits attached to their insurance plans. If a problem is discovered, it can be cleared up before the patient presents for treatment.
Denville, NJ (PRWEB) January 14, 2013
Nitin Chhoda, an acknowledged expert on electronic medical record (EMR) systems, said that implementation of the technology can virtually eliminate payment questions. To assist others, he’s offering new ways an EMR can assist therapists facilitate a steady cash flow within any clinic.
“Navigating the mesh of rules and regulations by payers can be confusing and frustrating,” said Chhoda. “Denials and disputes severely interrupt a clinic’s cash flow, but an EMR simplifies the process with numerous coding and billing options. A denial can be issued for a variety of reasons, but it can usually be traced to improper coding or an error in the submission process.”
Chhoda noted that a primary advantage of an EMR is the ability to verify a client’s insurance, Medicaid or Medicare coverage prior to their appointment. Clinicians are able to determine a client's covered services or if there are caps and limits attached to their insurance plans. If a problem is discovered, it can be cleared up before the patient presents for treatment.
Coding and billing is at the heart of reimbursement claims. An EMR has extensive coding options that allow clinicians to combine treatments and procedures for flexibility in healthcare and payments. Therapists can work with clients to develop treatment strategies that are allowable under their insurance, while still providing the services they desperately need.
A web-based EMR submits reimbursement requests online and they arrive at their destination almost immediately for a quicker turnaround on payments. Claims are accompanied by detailed documentation to substantiate the treatment and fees. If a claim is challenged, therapists receive instant notification without waiting for old-fashioned mailings and they can quickly submit the requested information electronically.
An EMR provides a myriad of advantages over traditional paper records and Chhoda’s new data about EMRs provides clinicians with compelling information on how the systems can minimize denials while increasing cash flow. The functionality encompassed within an EMR offers freedom and flexibility to treat patients within the confines of their insurance plans, while virtually eliminating denials for a more profitable practice.
Chhoda’s office can be reached by phone at 201-535-4475. For more information, visit the website at http://www.emrnews.com.
ABOUT NITIN CHHODA
Nitin Chhoda PT, DPT is a licensed physical therapist, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and an entrepreneur. He is the author of "Physical Therapy Marketing For The New Economy" and “Marketing for Physical Therapy Clinics” and is a prolific speaker, writer and creator of products and systems to streamline medical billing and coding, electronic medical records, health care practice management and marketing to increase referrals. He has been featured in numerous industry magazines, major radio and broadcast media, and is the founder of Referral Ignition training systems and the annual Private Practice Summit. Chhoda speaks extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Asia. He is also the creator of the Therapy Newsletter and Clinical Contact, both web-based services to help private practices improve communication with patients, delivery better quality of care and boost patient retention.