As specialists in cardiology billing, we know that cardiology is an exciting and constantly changing industry. One of the biggest trends in cardiology is a move from inpatient to outpatient procedures. The primary cause for the switch is changes in regulatory oversight. The decision to go forward with an inpatient procedure versus outpatient has been under increasing scrutiny, as have the procedures done to treat certain conditions.
Fortunately, many new drugs and treatments are on their way to reduce the demand for inpatient procedures. 2017 saw a lot of forward progress in cardiology research, including in the impact of inflammation on cardiovascular disease and creating a larger role for wearable devices and the data we can glean from them.
The most prominent disease areas researchers are targeting are heart failure, diabetes, cardio-oncology, and AFib, with more treatments and a greater understanding of these diseases coming in future years.
With all of the changes to cardiology, cardiologists must devote more time to keeping up with their industry and less to other kinds of desk work. The biggest time sap? Medical billing for cardiology. Dozens of codes and regulations mean you might find yourself spending more time studying cardiology billing codes than seeing patients — and even then, you might be leaving money on the table when you use the wrong codes.
Give yourself more time to do what you do best. Find a medical biller and coder who understands cardiology billing inside and out. Clinic Service has a ton of experience working with cardiologists, so we know how to maximize your revenue and free up your time to focus on your patients.
Contact us today to learn about how we can help you manage your cash flow.